Former Carolina Panthers football player Michael Scurlock of Fort Mill has been nominated to be a York County magistrate judge. The 44 year old played five seasons in the NFL, ending his career in Charlotte with the Panthers in 2000.
After retiring from football, Scurlock was a York County Sheriff’s Office deputy, handling public information and other duties, before resigning when he planned a run for sheriff in 2016. Scurlock left the sheriff’s race in spring 2016 where he hoped to run as an independent after not getting enough signatures to get on the ballot as a write-in candidate.
If Scurlock is approved to go along with the approval of Chisa Putman as a York County magistrate by the full Senate, both positions in York County will be filled by black judges. State Senator Wes Climer, sent Scurlock’s nomination to Gov. Henry McMaster.