Scott was the passenger in a Chevy Tahoe that failed to yield to officers on a highway after police attempted to stop the car because the driver was following too close to other vehicles.
The driver, Scott’s brother Antonn Scott, continued on for two miles before finally pulling over. The two men told authorities that they had marijuana in the car, and police found over an ounce of weed and nearly 11 grams of MDMA, also known as “Molly.”
Both men were arrested and taken to Banks County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center before being released on bond, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mike’s bond was set at $8,100, while Antonn’s was at $9,300. A court date is pending.
Hawks president and head coach Mike Budenholzer released a short statement on the incident:
“We are aware of the situation involving Mike Scott this morning,” Budenholzer said in a statement. “Out of respect for the legal process, we will not have any additional comment at this time.”
Scott averaged 7.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 68 games last season for Atlanta.