Scott, co-owner of The Source magazine entered into an agreement with Florida
state prosecutors and will avoid jail time, after being arrested for a confrontation
with a police officer during the 2001 Source Awards.
Scott pleaded no
contest to driving with a suspended license and reckless driving. All of the
charges were either reduced or dismissed against Scott. He was ordered to pay
$2500 to the Miami Beach Police Officer Assistance Fund and $471 in court costs.
He was also placed on 12 months unsupervised probation. Scott was not present
Police pulled Scott
over in August of 2001 after the Source Awards for speeding. Officer Robert
Silvagni claimed that Scott became verbally abusive and punched and kicked the
officer. Benzino claimed that the officer was profiling and that the officer
punched him in the jaw as he sat with his hands on the steering wheel.