A trial judge in Georgia has dismissed all pending drug charges against former Virginia Cavalier star Mike Scott, after finding that Scott and his brother were victims of racial profiling.
Scott and his brother Antonn were arrested in Banks County, Georgia, in July 2015. When deputies from the Banks County Sheriff’s Department searched the car, they reportedly found marijuana and MDMA, or “molly.”
All of those charges are now dropped. For those interested in the legalese:
In an eight-page summation, the judge’s conclusions included that “sufficient articulable suspicion did not exist to uphold the stop of the Scott vehicle,” nor was there “probable” cause to arrest the brothers. The judge’s conclusions in the ruling also found that “the search of the vehicle was not proper,” and the sheriff’s department’s methodology “does trigger the exclusionary rule under the Equal Protection Clause.”
Scott was traded to the Phoenix Suns in February, who then released him.
The indication from Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski is that the dismissal of the charges should clear the path for Scott to return to an NBA roster next season. Scott last played in an NBA game on February 15, 2017, the day before he was traded to Phoenix. He has averaged over 7 points and 3 rebounds per game for his career.