Curtis Scott has vowed to fight to his "last breath" accusations he assaulted officers following boozy Australia Day celebrations, with the Canberra NRL star's legal team criticising NSW Police.
The 22-year-old's lawyer, Danny Eid, accused the police of misconduct after entering not guilty pleas to six charges - including two counts of assaulting a police officer - when Scott appeared at Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court.
Mr Eid on Friday described the allegations against his client as "contextually false" and "not supported by the objective evidence".
"We will defend this to the last breath," Mr Eid told reporters outside court.
"The police clearly misunderstood their powers. There is a significant concern about the manner in which police conducted themselves. We'll flesh it out in due course.
"I'm saying Mr Scott is not guilty of all charges."
Mr Eid said he would rely on police body-worn camera footage to defend his client against allegations he resisted arrest before becoming aggressive.
Police have alleged they were alerted when Scott was seen acting erratically on Regent Street at Paddington before finding him asleep near Driver Avenue in the early hours of Monday morning.
He is accused of assaulting a female constable and male senior constable before being tasered, arrested and taken to Surry Hills Police Station.
In the hours leading up to the incident, Scott posted to social media videos of himself partying with Raiders teammates at The Ivy nightclub in the Sydney CBD.
Scott on Friday successfully had his bail varied so he could enter the Moore Park precinct where the NRL's headquarters are housed.
The 22-year-old - who was two years ago touted as a future NSW State of Origin player - was released by Melbourne in November to sign a four-year NRL contract with Canberra.
Scott will return to court on March 20.
His lawyer said he expected Scott would return to training and there was no reason for him to be stood down.
"There's nothing in my opinion which would stop him from going back to training," Mr Eid said.
The charges are not serious enough to automatically trigger the game's "no-fault" stand down rule.
However, NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg could yet use his discretion to sideline Scott ahead of pre-season fixtures which begin in mid-February and the Raider's season opener against the Gold Coast on March 13.
Australian Associated Press