Hawks forward Mike Scott faces felony drug charges after he was arrested in Georgia Thursday morning, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
Scott, who just completed his third season with the Hawks, was arrested for possession of marijuana and MDMA (Molly).
A report released by the Banks County Sheriff’s office says that Scott, along with his brother Antonn, were pulled over on I85 for following too closely to other vehicles around 9 a.m.
The vehicle failed to stop as it traveled for nearly two miles and reached a speed of almost 100 mph. Deputies found more than an ounce of marijuana and 10.9 grams of MDMA.
27-year-old Scott was charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of Schedule I drug.
The two were arrested and taken to the Banks County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center. Mike Scott, 27, of Smyrna, was charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of Schedule I drug.
Scott joined the NBA as a second-round draft pick out of Virginia in 2012. He re-signed last year for three seasons with the Hawks.
He averaged 7.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 16.5 minutes of play last season.
At some point one must leave the street life behind. Especially when you’re clocking in $3.3 million contracts.