Scott and his brother Antonn were pulled over on July 30 off Interstate 85 near Homer, Ga. for allegedly reaching speeds of up to 98 miles per hour. Upon searching their vehicle, police found 35.2 grams of marijuana and 10.9 grams of MDMA aka Molly (a Schedule I drug) and booked the siblings for felony drug possession.
According to Georgia state law, MDMA possession carries a sentence of up to 15 years, while marijuana possession carries one of up to 10 years.
The process may take another several months to play out, however, with Assistant District Attorney Sam Skelton telling the AJC that lab tests must first be conducted on the drugs before a court date is scheduled.
The 27-year-old forward looks like he will be taking the full rap as well after reportedly admitting all responsibility for the drugs in the car.
Scott averaged 7.8 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game and 1.1 assists per game for Atlanta last season. With his ability to post up or step out and hit a three, Scott’s second-unit scorer’s punch at the power forward position helped the Hawks reach the 60-win plateau for the first time in franchise history.
While the Virginia product is unlikely to see a full 25-year sentence, it’s safe to expect at least some jail time to be on the table for Scott. And even if the legal system is lenient on him, Scott could still be looking at a suspension or even an outright release from the Hawks, who have lost players to bizarre incidents in recent months.
For a player famous for his emoji tattoos, this whole situation definitely deserves a sad face.