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Mike Scott cleared of drug charges from 2015 arrest

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The former Hawk may find his way back into the league now that he’s out of legal trouble

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Former Hawk Mike Scott, along with his brother Antonn, have been cleared of all charges stemming from their arrest in June 2015 in which a police officer found marijuana and MDMA in their car. A Banks County (Ga.) judge ruled to suppress evidence against the Scott brothers as the brothers’ attorney was able to prove that “sufficient articulable suspicion did not exist to uphold the stop of the Scott vehicle”, according to the judge’s summation.

Scott had previously faced up to 25 years in prison for the two drug charges, but with the court throwing out the case, Scott is a free man and will be able to resume his NBA career, which was halted this season after he was traded from Atlanta to Phoenix and waived by the Suns.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, several playoff teams considered signing Scott for the remainder of the year, but were wary of the case. Scott played just 18 games for the Hawks in 2016-17 and averaged career-lows in virtually all major per-game statistics, but remains an intriguing option for teams who are looking for a scoring big man off the bench.