Canberra recruit Curtis Scott was arrested overnight in Moore Park and will face several charges after allegedly assaulting police.
NSW Police has released a statement to say a 22-year-old man would appear before court next month after the incident in which he was also accused of resisting arrest.
According to the statement: "About 12.45am (Monday 27 January 2020), police were called to Driver Avenue, Moore Park, following reports a man was acting erratically. Officers attached to Surry Hills Police Area Command located the man and attempted to assist him.
"The 22-year-old man allegedly became aggressive and kicked and punched one of the officers. The man was tasered and arrested. He was taken to Surry Hills Police Station where he was charged with:
- Assault officer in execution of duty (x2)
- Resist officer in execution of duty
- Behave in offensive manner in/near public place/school
- Behave in an offensive or indecent manner
- Remain on, enter trust lands after request to leave.
Scott was granted bail and will appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, February 20.
The former Melbourne centre joined Canberra in the off-season. He made his debut in 2016 and played 48 games for the Storm.
Canberra issued a brief statement on Monday afternoon to say the club was aware of the incident and had "informed the NRL Integrity Unit and will work with them on the investigation" but would be making no further comment.
An NRL spokesman said "the NRL takes allegations of this nature extremely seriously and that the Integrity Unit was working with NSW Police and the Raiders "to gain a clear understanding of the incident".