North Queensland Toyota Cowboys co-captain Matt Scott has been found not guilty of dangerous contact following an NRL judiciary hearing via video link on Wednesday evening.
Scott talked exclusively to Cowboys TV after the hearing, with Cowboys members the first to hear the co-captain's reaction.
The three-member judiciary panel took less than five minutes to hand down the not-guilty verdict after Scott opted to fight the charge of Dangerous Contact – Head and Neck, arising out of the Cowboys’ Round 2 match against the Parramatta Eels at Pirtek Stadium on Saturday.
Scott, assisted by Cowboys General Manager – Football Peter Parr, successfully argued that he did all he could to keep tackled player Kenny Edwards safe after he got himself into an awkward position during the tackle, which occurred in the 56th minute of the match.
After the hearing, Scott said he was pleased to have kept his proud record intact – in 12 NRL seasons, this was the first time Scott had appeared at the judiciary.