Mike Scott made the biggest mistake of his life a couple weeks ago and he is going to pay for it severely. Scott was traveling with his younger brother when they were pulled over. After a search of the car, felony amounts of marijuana were found, along with Molly, which is a felony itself. Scott eventually bailed out of jail but his problems are only starting.


Scott did the right thing and told police everything in the car was his and his brother had no idea about any of it. The brother may still face minor traffic violations because he didn’t pull over right away but charges involving the drugs are expected to be dropped against him.

While 25 years is technically what he is reportedly facing, he won’t be going to prison for any time close to that but he likely will spend time behind bars, basically ending his NBA career before it really got started.

Scott was just known for his emoji tattoos but he had started coming into his own as a player. He contributed very well to the Hawks last year as they were the best team in the East during the regular season.

Scott has yet to receive any punishment from the league or the Hawks at this time and his court date could take several months so it is possible that he appears in court after the 2015-2016 NBA season. The league could hand out punishment before the court date as they are investigating the matter now. The charge on the MDMA carries a sentence of up to 15 years. The charge on the marijuana carries a sentence of up to 10 years, according to Georgia statutes.

He is only 27 years old and was scheduled to make a few million dollars but now his career may be over and it has nothing to do with basketball. These young guys gotta smarten up. None of this makes Scott a bad guy, he just used bad judgement and hopefully something good comes out of all this.