Curtis Scott cleared by NRL, free to play for Raiders

Curtis Scott is free to take the field for Canberra in round one.

Scott is facing seven police charges in relation to an incident near the NRL's Moore Park headquarters during the Australia Day weekend.

Curtis Scott is free to play for Canberra in round one.Credit:AAP

He was allegedly pepper-sprayed, Tasered and handcuffed after falling asleep under a tree at the end of a drunken night.

Police also allege he threw a mobile phone at a passing car and assaulted two officers.

But after viewing both police and CCTV footage, NRL chief Todd Greenberg will allow the Raiders recruit to line up against the Titans on Friday week.

Scott, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, replaced his original lawyer Danny Eid with Sam Macedone last month.

Macedone argued that his client's actions were below the threshold which Greenberg has used to stand players down.

"His job at the end of the day is to protect the NRL brand and reputation," Macedone said.

"There is a bar that is set and if you cross that bar, you are in trouble. If you don’t cross that bar, you’ll be all right.

"That’s my argument, I’m here to argue exactly that. Hopefully the NRL sees it that way."

It appears as though Greenberg did see the incident that way, as Scott will now be free to face Gold Coast in round one.

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