Florida State Football: Star 'Noles Defensive Back Arrested
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Florida State senior cornerback and return man Greg Reid was arrested last night in his hometown of Valdosta, Ga, according to Tallahassee CBS television affiliate WCTV.
The 5’9”, 180-pound defensive back was charged with possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license.
He has already been released on bond.
This is not Reid’s first brush with the law during his career at Florida State.
Reid was charged with obstruction involving an incident last September where he gave the wrong name of a hometown friend that was stopped on a scooter that had no plates and was found to have an invalid license.
The scooter was later found to be owned by Reid, and subsequently the charges were dropped shortly after.
One of the top punt returners in the country, Reid flirted with entering the NFL draft but instead decided to return for his senior season.
While disciplinary action from head coach Jimbo Fisher would purely be speculation at this point, it is worth noting that the Seminoles begin the season with two FCS opponents in Murray State (Sept. 1) and Savannah State (Sept. 8) followed by consecutive home gamess against ACC Atlantic Division foes Wake Forest (Sept. 15) and Clemson (Sept. 22).
Should Reid miss any time, Fisher will likely turn to backups and relatively untested sophomores Tyler Hunter—a former high school teammate of Reid—and Nick Waisome.
Reid is the second Seminoles player to run afoul of the law this offseason, joining sophomore running back James Wilder, Jr., who was arrested twice in separate incidents—one involving an obstruction charge that caused him to be suspended for a majority of spring practice, and the latest incident happening last month involving a probation violation.
With the season less than two months away, these type of distractions are unnecessary for a team with aspirations of making it to a BCS bowl for the first time since 2005.
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