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Jefferson County prosecutors likely to drop all charges against Scottie Scheffler

On3 imageby:Adam Stratton05/19/24

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Kevin Van Valkenburg of No Laying Up reported that according to his sources who are familiar with the office’s plans, Jefferson County prosecutors will likely drop all charges against Scottie Scheffler early next week.

I mean, obviously, right?

Scheffler is scheduled for an arraignment on Tuesday morning, so we will almost certainly see prosecutors dismissing this mess before then. The aftermath of one of the most high-profile arrests in sports history was all over the map. Between ardent supporters of the police officer’s decision to take Scottie to jail, to folks mocking the LMPD, opinions flooded Twitter all day. If nothing else, the memes were hilarious. Even Bryan the Intern went viral for one of the better jokes of the day, “Scottie should serve prison food at next year’s Masters Champions dinner.”

Lost in the clever one-liners and funny GIFs was the fact that the initial tragedy that spawned the Scottie ordeal was the death of John Mills. He was working the PGA Championship and was on his way to the course when he was involved in a fatal crash with a shuttle bus. Massive condolences go out to his family who have to be doubly shocked and mortified about how John lost his life. It’s heartbreaking, and Scheffler did the right thing by acknowledging the Mills family’s loss.

Ultimately, though, dropping the charges was the only realistic outcome here. Can you imagine if the number one golfer on the planet had to fight a felony charge for assaulting an officer because his car drug him 10 yards? That’s not something the Louisville Metro Police Department likely wants to dig their heels into the ground on.

Maybe Scottie can replace Detective Gillis’s $80 pants and everyone can move forward.

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