Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Troy Scott - 2014-15 Adelaide Bite - (A Very Naughty Boy)

Hmmm. American import Scott has been a very naughty boy, but more about that further in the post. From the Seattle Mariners organisation, Scott played with the Adelaide Bite during the 2014-15 ABL season. Scott mainly spent 2014 with the Pulaski Mariners in the rookie level Appalachian League, with a single appearance for the low A level Everett AquaSox.

2014-15 Adelaide Bite Troy Scott card front - ©2015 Adam East
What Scott is most likely to be remembered for though is his ugly part in a bench clearing brawl in a game between the Bite and the Melbourne Aces. Several pieces of footage show Scott allegedly king hitting Aces import Kellin Deglan from the Texas Rangers organisation. Deglan ended up requiring dental work from the incident.

Scott was originally suspended by the ABL for six games - the longest ban in ABL history - for his part in the brawl. Deglan later gave a statement to police which has resulted in Scott's arrest and being charged with assault causing harm. He was released on bail.

The ABL originally promoted the brawl video, however they've obviously had some second thoughts about the bad publicity it's caused. Scott's punishment has gone from 6 games to an indefinite suspension from the ABL.

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