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Cop who arrested Scottie Scheffler issues all-time statement about his 'freaking $80 pants' after charges get dropped

May 30, 2024

Just when you thought a crazy couple of weeks involving Scottie Scheffler was over, we learned about the wild statement issued by the Louisville police officer who arrested him. Detective Bryan Gillis finally spoke out after all four charges against Scheffler were dropped on Wednesday. And, yes, he mentioned his now infamous pair of pants.

Apologies for not posting about this sooner, but I truly thought it was a joke when I first saw the statement. But now that legitimate news outlets from the Dallas News to Golfweek have written about it, well, it must be real.

Actually, most of it seems pretty standard. Gillis, who was disciplined for not turning on his body cam, maintains he was well within his right to arrest Scheffler and that he was "drug" by Scheffler's car. That being said, he commends the World No. 1 for how he handled the ordeal and echoed the golfer's statement that there is "no ill will" as both men look to put the matter behind them. They also both offered their condolences to the family of the man who tragically passed away in a shuttle bus accident that chaotic morning of May 17 ahead of the second round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla.

Again, pretty standard. But then Gillis offered this postscript about his pants. The ones that were described as costing $80 and being "damaged beyond repair" in the original police report. Again, it's real. And it's spectacular.

“P.S...Yes, the department has us buying freaking $80 pants. To those concerned, they were indeed ruined. But Scottie, it’s all good. I never would’ve guessed I’d have the most famous pair of pants in the country for a few weeks because of this. Take care and be safe.”

Amazing. Also amazing that a police officer has to buy his own uniform pants? For $80?! That's like Banana Republic prices! And not Banana Republic Factory! I'd be furious if I had a nice pair like that ruined.

Anyway, here's the entire statement, which was first obtained by a reporter at NBC's Louisville affiliate (Again, must be legit!):

What a wild couple weeks. Hopefully, it's all over. And hopefully, someone got this guy a replacement pair of pants.