Scott Riddle, Former Elon Star QB, Charged With Assaulting Police Officer

12:41 PM, Dec 1, 2011   |    comments
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Asheboro, NC -- Scott Riddle, a former standout quarterback at Eastern Randolph HS and Elon University, was arrested last month for assault on an officer.

On November 19, two Asheboro police officers were called on a report of a suspicious vehicle in a driveway on South Cox Street, near Zoo Parkway.  According to the police report, the officers found Riddle and a female in a black truck slumped over and unresponsive around 3am.

The two woke up and police began to question them.  Riddle told the officers that he thought he was at a friend's house.  The officers told him he was not at his friends and he needed to call someone to pick up him and his truck.

The officers said that Riddle was unable to use his cell phone due to "extreme inebriation".  One of the officers called Riddle's mother for him.

According to the report, Riddle became angry when he was informed his mother had been called.  He bumped one of the officers in the chest.  He continued to get aggressive and the officers attempted to restrain him.

Eventually, one of the officers sprayed Riddle in the face with pepper spray.  He was arrested and charged with assault on a government official and resisting a public officer.

He was given a $500 secured bond and has a court date set for Dec 5.

Riddle expressed remorse for his actions in an interview with the Burlington Times-News

"I've made wrong decisions that I'm very embarrassed and sorry for," he said. "I want to apologize for my mistakes."

Riddle, a member of the Phoenix football team from 2007-10, graduated as the holder of 41 NCAA, Southern Conference or Elon records. His 13,264 passing yards are the most ever by a SoCon quarterback and the fifth-highest total ever amassed by a quarterback at the Football Championship Subdivision level. Riddle is the only quarterback in the history of the SoCon to lead the league in passing for four consecutive seasons. 

Elon retired Riddle's number 16 jersey in September.


Asheboro Police / WFMY News 2

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