Louisville Prosecutor Drops All Charges Against Scottie Scheffler

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Scottie Scheffler has been freed.

The charges stemming from a traffic incident during the PGA Championship have been officially dropped, Jefferson County (Kentucky) attorney Mike O'Connell announced on Wednesday.

Scheffler, the No. 1 golfer in the world, was facing four charges including a felony for second-degree assault of a police officer.

“Mr. Scheffler’s actions, and the evidence surrounding their exchange during this misunderstanding, do not satisfy the elements of any criminal offenses,” O’Connell said.

Here is Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell explaining why he is dropping all charges against golfer Scottie Scheffler: pic.twitter.com/4ngxnlIf2H

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The charges were dropped with prejudice meaning that no further evidence can come forward.

The police report originally stated that Scheffler had dragged Louisville detective Bryan Gillis with his car, causing lacerations and scrapes to Gillis' knee and wrist while also damaging his pants beyond repair.

Videos that have surfaced since Scheffler's arrest have not been able to depict Officer Gillis being dragged. Scheffler was placed in handcuffs and taken to jail after the incident on Friday morning.

Scheffler returned for his Friday tee time and shot 66. Scheffler finished the tournament in a tie for sixth.

🚨👮‍♂️👀 #WATCH — PGA Tour superstar Scottie Scheffler talking to an officer after being arrested: “He didn’t say police get out of the car, he just hit me with his flashlight and yelled get out of the car..”

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Scheffler repeatedly said he was not aware Gillis was a police officer and he was following instructions from a different officer.

Scheffler was slated to be arraigned in Louisville next Monday. He will no longer have to make a court appearance and will more than likely be in Columbus for The Memorial Tournament.

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