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    World's number one golfer arrested for contempt of cop at golf tournament

    Scottie Scheffler: World number one golfer handcuffed and charged after traffic incident
    A witness says the star looked stunned as he was led away and put in the back of a police car with one officer saying he was "going to jail".
    Friday 17 May 2024

    World number one golfer Scottie Scheffler was detained and handcuffed by police for reportedly attempting to get around a traffic jam caused by a fatal accident near a course.

    Court records show the 27-year-old had been booked on charges of second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding signals from officers directing traffic, according to NBC News.

    In a statement before his second round at the US PGA Championship, Scheffler said: "This morning, I was proceeding as directed by police officers. 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."

    Play in the tournament at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky was delayed early on Friday after a pedestrian was hit by a bus while crossing the road in a lane dedicated for tournament vehicles.

    Traffic was backed up for about a mile in both directions on the only road that leads to the venue, with dozens of police cars flashing red-and-blue lights near the entrance.
    ...
    Scheffler was reportedly attempting to drive past a police officer before being stopped and dragged out of the car.

    ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington, who witnessed the incident, said on air: "Traffic had been backed up and building.

    "Scottie Scheffler tried to enter Valhalla Golf Club using a side median, at which point a police officer instructed him to stop.
    "Scheffler attempted to continue to go, the police officer then attached himself to the side of Scheffler's car.

    "Scheffler stopped the vehicle as he turned into Valhalla Golf Club at the entrance, about 10 to 20 yards from the point at which the police officer first told him to stop.

    "At that point the police officer instructed Scheffler to get out of the car.

    "He rolled down the window, the police officer grabbed his arm and started pulling at it.

    "He reached inside, opened the car door, pulled Scheffler out, pushed him up against the car, immediately placed him in handcuffs."
    ...
    "He very clearly did not know what was happening in the situation. It moved very quickly, very rapidly, very aggressively."
    ...
    He said another police officer later approached with a notepad and asked if he knew the name of the person they put in handcuffs.
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    More: https://news.sky.com/story/scottie-s...ourse-13137742
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    https://twitter.com/KevinNegandhi/st...36361980899774
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    While I don't expect random citizens to act the role of a patriot, I'm fully expecting him to get special celebrity treatment and in return, he will cuck out and say about he loves and respects the po-po and other associated bootlicking.

    Meanwhile, in the same state, this semi-disturbed, odd youtuber gets the full weight of the law thrown at him for sleeping in his car in a church parking lot. He got the full treatment and settled for deferred judgement and probation for violating no laws.


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    https://x.com/DNPSportsShow/status/1791572397897711840

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    ‘Oh my God, it’s Scottie Scheffler’: Eyewitness reveals new arrest details

    At approximately 5:30 a.m. on a bleak and drizzly Friday in downtown Louisville, Ky., a black SUV pulled away from the four-story AC Hotel on East Market Street. Its destination: Valhalla Golf Club, about 17 miles due east. At the wheel was an ESPN production runner who was shuttling four on-air personalities — reporter Jeff Darlington; analyst and former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy; and play-by-play announcers Dave Fleming and Bob Wischusen — to the property to cover the 106th PGA Championship. Most of what is typically a 30-minute drive was traffic-free, but that changed as the SUV neared the club. Shelbyville Road, the main byway into and out of Valhalla, was backed up on account of a police investigation related to a pedestrian fatality.

    To circumvent the snarl, the ESPN runner diverted the SUV onto less cluttered back roads and soon came upon a police officer patrolling an intersection about a third of a mile from the club entrance. When the ESPN crew identified themselves and showed their parking credential, the officer let them through. As they neared the entrance, though, they were held up again, this time by a bus just in front of the gate. As they waited for the bus to clear, a Lexus SUV — demarked as a PGA Championship courtesy vehicle — pulled up in the westbound lane next to them.

    “And that,” Wischusen told me in a phone interview Saturday evening, “was when the confrontation began.”

    The confrontation — which by now you’ve undoubtedly read, heard and/or meme’d about — involved the world’s top-ranked male golfer, Scottie Scheffler, and a detective with the Louisville Metro Police Department named Bryan Gillis. In short: After Scheffler pulled into the westbound lane, Gillis, who was directing traffic, stopped Scheffler and gave him instructions. But, according to Gillis, Scheffler “refused to comply and accelerated forward, dragging (him) to the ground.” In a statement Friday, Scheffler said that he had been “proceeding as directed” and that the incident resulted from a “big misunderstanding of what I thought I was being asked to do.” Scheffler was arrested and taken to the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections, where he was charged with three driving-related misdemeanors and second-degree assault of a police offer, which is a felony.

    The bombshell arrest news was broken by Darlington, who had witnessed much of what had transpired. At 6:35 a.m., Darlington tweeted: “World No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler has been detained by police in handcuffs after a misunderstanding with traffic flow led to his attempt to drive past a police officer into Valhalla Golf Club. The police officer attempted to attach himself to Scheffler’s car, and Scheffler then stopped his vehicle at the entrance to Valhalla. The police officer then began to scream at Scheffler to get out of the car. When Scheffler exited the vehicle, the officer shoved Scheffler against the car and immediately placed him in handcuffs. He is now being detained in the back of a police car.”

    Forty-five minutes later, Darlington tweeted a surreal video — which as of this writing has been viewed nearly 20 million times — of two officers leading the reigning Masters champion toward a police car in handcuffs. “He’s going to jail,” an officer says to Darlington in the video, “and there ain’t nothing you can do about it.” Later that morning, Darlington cemented his status as the star witness to the most stunning sports story of the year, maybe the decade, when he reported his account of the mind-bending events on SportsCenter.

    Darlington, though, wasn’t the only eyewitness. His four commuting mates had also been at the scene, watching on from the interior of the SUV. On Saturday, Wischusen, who has not yet publicly shared his version of what led to the arrest, spoke to GOLF.com about what he saw and heard. His account corroborates Darlington’s, but Wischusen also provided some new details.

    As Scheffler pulled up to the left of ESPN’s vehicle, Wischusen said he and his ESPN colleagues could not see who was at the wheel. Moments later, a police officer “kind of jumped in front” of what the ESPN crew would later learn was a Lexus driven by Scheffler. “He was pretty, you know, enthusiastic, let’s say,” Wischusen said of Officer Gillis. Wischusen said Gillis beamed his flashlight up and down Scheffler’s car and yelled at him with words to the effect of: “Whoa, whoa, whoa, who are you? Where are you going? Get back in line. You’re not allowed to come through here.”

    Wischusen said he couldn’t hear any of what Scheffler said to Gillis but that Gillis was “scolding” Scheffler for passing the ESPN vehicle on the left. Wischusen said because the officer and his colleagues were in yellow reflective jackets, it was unclear to him and his colleagues whether they were police or tournament security.

    After Scheffler and the officer’s interaction, Wischusen said Scheffler began to pull away. As Darlington described it, at this point Gillis “attached himself” to the car. As Gillis, whose body camera was not activated during the incident, described it, he was “dragged” to the ground by Scheffler’s car, which led to “pain, swelling and abrasions to left wrist and knee” and damaging his pants “beyond repair.”

    Here’s how Wischusen recalls that moment: “When [Scheffler] drove past him, the cop got very angry pursuing the car. … My impression was he was kind of running alongside chasing the car, and maybe he tripped and fell. I mean, there was kind of an outcropping or median, you know, by the front gate. And keep in mind, it was raining. It was 6 o’clock in the morning. It was dark.”

    Asked about Darlington’s characterization of the officer “attaching” himself to the car, Wischusen said, “I could see him stumble, but I did not have a very clear view of exactly how you want to categorize his contact with the car.”

    Wischusen said Scheffler was moving at a relatively slow speed — “the speed that you would drive a car if you were pulling up to the front gate of a place,” he said — and before pulling over had driven approximately the 10 or so yards that Darlington had estimated.

    When Scheffler stopped the car, Wischusen said Gillis was visibly upset. “He runs up to the driver’s side, and with the butt end of his flashlight starts screaming, you know, ‘Get out of the car, get out of the car’ — banging on the window — ‘shut the engine off, get out of the car. I’m a police officer.’”

    The driver “peacefully” exited the car, Wischusen said, at which point the officer “put him up against the car and put him in handcuffs.” Said Wischusen: “That was when we realized — you know, all the way up until then we’re like, oh my God, whoever is in this car, there’s about to be an arrest of some sort. And then it was, ‘Oh my God, it’s Scottie Scheffler.”

    Recognizing the gravity and magnitude of the moment, Darlington immediately switched into reporter mode and exited the SUV to document what was happening. Wischusen, Ogilvy, Fleming and their driver hung back in the vehicle. “I’m not an investigative reporter, right?” Wischusen said. “I thought the exact right thing to do is just stay in the car, let Jeff go out and ask questions and let the situation play out, and certainly not insert ourselves or all of a sudden try to, you know, to have any role to play.”
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    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
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    Good take. Basically my thought since the beginning, but first time I've heard anyone else say it. I assumed the cop on the scene was not familiar with working golf tournaments, didn't know the golfer car markings, didn't know the golfers, didn't care about the tournament.


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    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Pharma-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul

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    And Scheffler gets to see the Police in action up close today...
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    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul

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    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
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