By Charlie Coë For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 09:18 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 10:20 BST, 10 September 2020
Disturbing footage has showed Canberra Raiders centre Curtis Scott writhing on the ground in severe pain after being pepper sprayed and tasered by police.
The 22-year-old had been charged with seven offences - two of assaulting a police officer and one of resisting arrest - after officers found him asleep under a tree in Sydney's Moore Park following Australia Day celebrations on January 27.
All but two charges though have been dropped as confronting body cam footage emerged showing Scott crying out in agony after being subdued.
The vision played in court on Thursday showed Scott being told by an officer 'it's not that bad' after he was pepper-sprayed in the face, 7News reported.
Scott's lawyer argued the decision to taser the NRL star was disproportionate considering his client had only raised his voice and was following the police order not to resist arrest.
The rugby league player can be heard in the footage saying repeatedly he had 'done