Curtis Scott has sensationally parted company with his lawyer in a stunning twist in the court case that will decide his playing future.
Scott is set to be represented by Sam Macedone after splitting with outspoken lawyer Danny Eid. The Canberra recruit, who has yet to make his debut for his new club after switching from Melbourne, has pleaded not guilty to six charges relating to an Australia Day weekend incident.
The charges include two counts of assaulting an officer in the execution of duty, behaving in an offensive or indecent manner, resisting an officer in the execution of duty, and remaining on trust lands after a request to leave. Police allege the 22-year-old threw a mobile phone at a passing car on Regent Street in Paddington, before falling asleep beneath a tree near Driver Avenue in Moore Park. It is alleged Scott became “aggressive” when he was woken and assaulted two constables before he was Tasered.
Eid has been vocal in his criticism of the police’s handling of the matter, publicly declaring: “[They] clearly misunderstood their powers and there is a significant concern about the manner upon which police conducted themselves, and we will flesh it out in due course.”