High-profile TV pundit Paul Kent is stood down by Fox Sports after assault charges
- Veteran NRL journalist Paul Kent was arrested in Sydney’s west on Friday
- Police respondents to an alleged domestic incident involving a man and woman
- The NRL 360 co-host has been charged with assault by the police
Fox Sports and Daily Telegraph rugby league journalist Paul Kent has been arrested on domestic violence charges.
Police were called to a home in Lilyfield in Sydney’s inner west on Friday morning, after an alleged incident involving a 52-year-old man and a 33-year-old-woman, according to Nine News,
The pair were both arrested for their role in the altercation, with the woman afterward released without charges.
Kent, who co-hosts the NRL 360 show on FOX League alongside former NRL star Braith Anasta, was reportedly arrested and charged with common assault and with intentionally choking a person without consent.
In a statement, Newscorp said Kent would temporarily stop writing for the Daily Telegraph and would not appear on the Fox League in the coming weeks.
NRL journalist Paul Kent was arrested and charged with assault on Friday in Sydney
“Paul Kent has been stood down from his duties with News Corp and Fox Sports while he deals with this personal matter,” the statement read.
Kent has been granted bail and will face court on Wednesday.
One of the most outspoken and recognized pundits in the NRL, Kent has been a regular co-host of NRL 360 since the show launched in 2013.
Kent did not appear in Saturday’s Daily Telegraph, with the paper stating he was ‘on leave’. A column by Brent Read appeared in the slot normally reserved for Kent’s weekend piece.