The possession of cocaine charge has been dropped against Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts, the prosecutor in Saluda County, South Carolina, told the Savannah Morning News on Thursday, Aug. 8.
Werts reportedly told police that it was bird poop because it was on the hood of the car but police put him in custody.
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) tests were conducted on the substance samples collected from the hood of Werts’ 2016 Dodge Charger, but the results confirmed that no controlled substance was present in the samples.
According to reports, Field tests taken by two different officers on the substances tested positive for cocaine with two different kits, in two different spots of the hood.
Werts was charged on July 31 with misdemeanor possession of cocaine and speeding after his silver Dodge Charger was clocked going 80 mph on Chappells Highway at 8:58 that evening in Saluda County. The speeding charge remains.
Werts, the Eagles’ starting quarterback, was suspended from the team for two days before returning to practice on Sunday.
Werts will always have to answer questions about that night, and it is not fair. I hope he does, in fact, take legal action, because this is uncalled for. Why would someone keep cocaine which is expensive on the hood of their car? I hate to say it is a racial thing, but there are definitely some questions that need to be answered.