Mike Scott Racial Profiling

Mike Scott #32 of the Atlanta Hawks reacts against the Indiana Pacers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers won 92-80. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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A Georgia judge has dismissed charges from a traffic stop in 2015 of a former Atlanta Hawks player after determining that he was racially profiled during the stop.

Mike Scott and his brother Antonn were stopped by Deputy Brent Register in July of 2015 after Register, according to officials, noticed that their car was following too closely behind other cars. During the traffic stop, marijuana and MDMA were found in the car.

However, Scott’s attorneys argued that the car was stopped for no reason and that there was racial profiling involved with the traffic stop, an assessment with which the judge agreed on Wednesday.

Antonn, who was driving, was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement officers and with following too closely. Both were charged with felony possession of marijuana, and possession of Schedule I drug.

HuffPost’s Maxwell Strachan reports that Scott was traded to the Phoenix Suns in February but was then waived. He has not been signed to an NBA team since.

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