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I am not a bad person: Curtis Scott

Canberra's Curtis Scott has opened up on his arrest, saying the last few weeks have been the toughest of his life.

Scott is accused of assaulting a female police officer and a male senior constable before being tasered and arrested following Australia Day celebrations.

The 22-year-old has pleaded not guilty, and says he tries his best to be a good person.

"I can't take back what I have done," Scott told News Corp.

"I know I shouldn't have put myself in that position."

NRL boss Todd Greenberg is a step closer to making a call on Scott's playing future after viewing police bodycam footage of the incident on Wednesday.

Scott, who is yet to play for Canberra after joining on a four-year deal worth a reported $1.8 million from Melbourne this off-season, has thanked his family and Raiders teammates for their support.

"This has been pretty challenging for me but I am just grateful that the club and Ricky has been behind me the whole way, and my family have stuck with me.

"All the boys have also really helped me out but these last few weeks have been the toughest I have ever gone through.

"I have had a pretty bad picture painted about me. I know I have put myself in this position and I just have to deal with it.

"But I am just starting to see a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel now and hopefully we can sort it out and put it behind me and move forward.

"I am not a bad person. I try my best to be a good person.

"I just put myself in a bad position and I am paying the price 10 fold now for it."

Scott is one of several NRL players embroiled in off-field controversy this off-season, following incidents involving Joe Ofahengaue, Josh Reynolds, Maika Sivo, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Manase Fainu and David Fifita.

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