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Golfer Scottie Scheffler arrested, released

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

2024 Masters Champion Scottie Scheffler was arrested this morning in Louisville, Kentucky. He is facing four charges, including assaulting an officer.

A fatal accident led to the incident with Scheffler.

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“This morning, I was proceeding as directed by police officers,” Scheffler said in a statement. “It was a very chaotic situation, understandably so considering the tragic accident that had occurred earlier, and there was a big misunderstanding of what I thought I was being asked to do.  I never intended to disregard any of the instructions.  I’m hopeful to put this to the side and focus on golf today.
 
“Of course, all of us involved in the tournament express our deepest sympathies to the family of the man who passed away in the earlier accident this morning.  It truly puts everything in perspective.”

Scheffler was released and may play round 2 at the PGA Championship on Friday.

Scheffler was trying to get around the fatal accident around 5:45 am. The incident near the Valhalla golf course involved a tour bus.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, the incident escalated after the incident began.

He was booked before 7:30 am and was released by 8:40 am. Scheffler has a 10 am tee time.

The talented golfer is facing second degree assault of a police officer, third degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding traffic signals from an officer directing traffic.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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