Sunday, November 29, 2015

Report: Charge against Gillies dropped

According to a story in his hometown newspaper, authorities in Florida have dropped the cocaine possession charge against Phillies prospect Tyson Gillies.

Report: Charge against Gillies dropped


According to a story in his hometown newspaper, authorities in Florida have dropped the cocaine possession charge against Phillies prospect Tyson Gillies.

Gillies faced the charge after hs arrest on Aug. 20 for an incident that occurred on June 11 in Clearwater, where he had been rehabbing a hamstring injury that plagued him throughout the season.

Kevin Hayslett, a high-profile Tampa attorney who represents Gillies, told the Kamloops (British Columbia) Daily News that the state attorney's office has decided not to proceed with the case.

A Phillies spokesman would not confirm the report that the charge has been dropped, saying the organization was not in a position to comment yet.

More coverage
VOTE: Who'll be the next coach/manager to leave?
POLL: Is Klentak the right choice for the Phils as GM?
Final season stats for Phillies
Download FREE Philly Sports Now app for iPhone!
Buy Phillies jerseys and other gear
WATCH: Daily fantasy baseball updates

"I'm very glad that this ordeal is over," Gillies told the newspaper. "But I'm still very upset that it happened to me and that my character, which I've worked so hard to build, can even be questioned."

The incident in question occurred on June 11, when a police officer saw Gillies waving his shirt at traffic and offered to give him a ride back to his hotel. After Gillies exited the police car, the officer found a small bag of white powder on the floor of the car that was later determined to be cocaine.

Gillies told the Kamloops Daily News that he was drug tested five hours after the incident and that the test came back negative.

Daily News Staff Writer
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
High Cheese is your place for the best Phillies coverage from the Daily News.

David Murphy Daily News Staff Writer
Ryan Lawrence Daily News Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter