The National Rugby League (NRL) has advised the Canberra Raiders that Curtis Scott will not be subject to the No-Fault Stand Down Policy.
The decision should in no way be interpreted as a view on Scott’s innocence or guilt.
Two players, one facing a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and the other facing a maximum sentence of 25 years imprisonment, are currently subject to an automatic No-Fault Stand Down.
Scott’s charges carry a maximum five years imprisonment and do not qualify for an automatic No-Fault Stand Down. Having considered the charges against Scott, the NRL has determined that he should not be prevented from playing whilst he responds to them.
The NRL regards the charges as extremely serious and the Raiders have been advised Scott will face a significant penalty if found guilty of the charges.