Former Scott County star and former Indiana commit Bud Mackey was found in contempt of court today after violating the terms of his bond. The violation came when Mackey dropped out of Harmony Community School in Cincinnati and moved back to Scott County without getting permission. This comes with a sentence of 60 days in jail and he still faces 10 years for his drug charge.
I’ve never met Bud Mackey and I have no idea what kind of human being he is. Is he a cold-hearted drug dealer? I don’t know. Is he a kid caught up in the wrong situation? No idea. But, you have to really hope that the kid is able to get his life together and be a productive member of society – basketball aside. I’ve only read things about him on message boards that say he’s a quality kid, but from an outsider’s perspective, it seems like he’s made a series of poor decisions and he might be at the last fork in the road where he can actually head the right way. Let’s hope he can turn things around.
His trial begins on August 25.