Ocotober 10 Philadelphia Daily News:
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.
“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.”
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