Man charged after NRL Journalist Paul Kent caught up in street fight

Nathan Schmidt
The Nightly
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A man has been charged over an alleged scuffle with NRL personality Paul Kent. Supplied
A man has been charged over an alleged scuffle with NRL personality Paul Kent. Supplied Credit: NCA NewsWire

A man has been charged after video of an alleged scuffle with prominent rugby league journalist Paul Kent outside a popular Sydney restaurant was spread online.

Police allege the man became involved in a heated argument with the veteran NRL 360 personality outside Totti’s in Rozelle shortly after 11pm on Saturday.

Security and other patrons can be seen in the video attempting to intervene before a physical altercation allegedly spills out onto Evans St in Newtown.

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The video ends with the NRL journalist charging at another man before he is flung upside down into the base of a tree.

Video emerges of NRL 360 journalist Paul Kent involved in an altercation with a man outside a Sydney pub.

Police on Sunday charged a 35-year-old man after he attended Balmain police station.

The man was charged with a single count of affray before being given conditional bail to appear before Downing Centre Local Court on June 7.

A man has been charged over an alleged scuffle with NRL personality Paul Kent. Picture: Supplied
A man has been charged over an alleged scuffle with NRL personality Paul Kent. Supplied Credit: NCA NewsWire

In a statement, police said investigations into the incident, which led to Kent being stood down by Fox Sports on Sunday, were still ongoing.

Fox Sports and News Corp Australia yesterday issued a joint statement confirming they had stood down the 54-year-old journalist.

“Fox Sports presenter and News Corp Australia columnist Paul Kent has been stood down pending an immediate investigation,” the statement said.

Kent, who was stood down by the broadcaster for nine months after being charged with assaulting and choking his ex-girlfriend, had only been reinstated as a co-host of the show in February after being acquitted in court.

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