Austin Scott's attorney: Don't rush to judgement

Former football star faces drug charges

Author: , Reporter, @CatherineH_WFMZ, chawley@wfmz.com
Published: Oct 31 2013 06:00:20 PM EDT   Updated On: Nov 01 2013 09:36:41 AM EDT

He's an ex-Parkland High and Penn State University football star. But investigators say Austin Scott is now working on a defense to fight charges that he was dealing drugs.

Court documents outline how the alleged drug deals went down. The first one was back on July 18th, and investigators say the latest deal landed Scott behind bars.

According to arrest paperwork, undercover cops would call or text the former football star, then meet up with him at gas stations and fast food joints.

Investigators say, each time, Scott handed off a bag of pot and the officer paid him. Police set the 28-year-old up four separate times. But Wednesday, after he allegedly sold them marijuana, he was placed under arrest.

"These are allegations that were given to us yesterday," said Scott's Attorney James Heidecker.

He says he has very little information right now about the charges. But tells us it's unfair to draw conclusions this early on.

"Every case starts out with a charge, they don't all end up with convictions," shared Heidecker.

He says Scott gave consent to have his Allentown home searched. Officers say they found weed, a scale and a glass pipe inside the home. Scott was arraigned and released Wednesday on $10,000 unsecured bail. He's facing multiple drug charges. He'll be back in court November 12.

Scott was an outstanding running back for Parkland High School, and led the Trojans to a 2002 State Title. He later played for PSU, but was kicked off the team in 2007 after being accused of rape. That charge was eventually dropped.