Report: Hawks’ Mike Scott arrested for felony drug possession
Hawks forward Mike Scott was arrested on Thursday at a traffic stop for felony drug possession, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Scott was charged with possession of marijuana and MDMA, the latter of which is a Schedule I drug.
It appears Hawks' Mike Scott has been arrested in Banks. Co. Trying to get confirmation. Stay tuned.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) July 31, 2015
Hawks' Mike Scott was arrested on felony drug charges in Banks County. Story to come.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) July 31, 2015
Mike Scott was charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of Schedule I drug (MDMA).— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) July 31, 2015
The Atlanta Hawks are aware of the situation involving Mike Scott but have no comment at this time.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) July 31, 2015
Mike Scott was arrested with his 20-year-old brother.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) July 31, 2015
Hawks head coach and president Mike Budenholzer issued the following statement about Scott’s arrest:
Scott isn’t the only Hawks player currently involved in a legal battle. Thabo Sefolosha has an upcoming court appearance in relation to the April incident at a nightclub in New York that involved an altercation with an NYPD officer and resulted in a broken leg for Sefolosha.
In the coming days, more information will come out about the circumstances surrounding Scott’s arrest, but this kind of drama is never something that’s welcomed by teams.
Scott averaged 7.8 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in 36 games for the Hawks last season.