‘Couldn’t have been cooler’: Inmate lifts lid on Scheffler’s jail stint as star slams ‘bulls***’ arrest

Scottie Scheffler was arrested prior to the second round at the PGA Championship. (Photo by Handout / Louisville Department of Corrections / AFP)Source: AFP

Scottie Scheffler was apparently a popular man when he was briefly in jail Friday morning.Photos obtained by TMZ Sports show the world’s top-ranked golfer in a Louisville jail Friday after he was arrested over a traffic mishap before the second round of the PGA Championship and hit with four charges.

The 27-year-old “couldn’t have been cooler” while he was in jail, a man who was locked up with him told TMZ Sports, and a group of staffers at the facility came out to see Scheffler after he was brought in.The man was unaware who Scheffler was until, per the report, a cop told him, “You know you’re talking to the number one golfer in the world, right?”. “He kept saying it was bulls–t that he was there,” the inmate claimed Scheffler said, according to TMZ Sports.

Scheffler’s arrest occurred after a man was fatally struck by a shuttle bus near Valhalla Golf Club.Police had set up roadblocks after the accident, and Scheffler claimed there was a “misunderstanding” of what he was asked to do while driving to the course shortly before 6am.

Scheffler was arrested prior to the second round at the PGA Championship. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Source: Getty Image. ‘He did not do anything wrong’: Scheffler’s lawyer to fight charges as police injuries revealed

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Det. Bryan Gillis alleged in a police report that Scheffler “refused to comply” with his directions and dragged him to the ground while accelerating.

Gillis was taken to the hospital after he “suffered pain, swelling and abrasions to his left wrist and knee,” the police report said.

Scheffler was charged second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding signals from officer directing traffic.

The charges against Scheffler are expected to be dropped, No Laying Up reported Sunday.

Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said there was no bodycam video from the arrest but police had footage from a fixed camera across the street from the entrance and it would be released in coming days.

“The officer did not have bodycam footage turned on during the incident,” Greenberg said. “The case is in the hands of our county lawyer and I’ll let the legal matters play out.”

This story originally appeared on the New York Post and has been reposted with permission

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