Kent: NRL Integrity Unit looking at ‘delicate’ Scott situation at Storm
Dropped Storm centre Curtis Scott is reportedly under investigation by the NRL Integrity Unit in relation to an alleged off-field incident.
Scott was considered to be in the running for NSW Blues honours this season, but hasn't featured since being dropped by coach Craig Bellamy after the round six loss to the Roosters.
Rumours have circulated that Scott's form wasn't the only reason that Bellamy axed the star centre.
Speaking on NRL 360, Paul Kent said he contacted the Integrity Unit who confirmed that inquiries are being made into Scott's situation.
"It's a delicate issue. I hate going down this [road]," Kent said.
"I spoke to the Integrity Unit today - they're looking at it.
"There's upheaval in his private life and it's a little bit delicate and it's a little bit uncertain at the moment.
"The NRL are still trying to establish a sequence of events, is how I would describe it.
"There's certainly no strong allegations made at the moment but it's doing the rounds on social media which is why we've spoken about it tonight.
"... But there's not a lot of detail around about it at the moment."
Captain Cameron Smith attempted to play down the speculation when he fronted the media on Wednesday.
"As far as I'm concerned, Curtis is happy here," Smith said.
"He hasn't been involved in the team now the last two games, but it's now his responsibility to get himself back in the team.
"When Curtis Scott's playing well, he'll be in our 17.
"Unfortunately that's just the situation and it happens in an environment where it's all about performance and results.
"He's contracted here long-term so I'm not sure what his thinking is at the moment."
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