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July 9th was another proud day for the FSU Football Team. Cornerback, Greg Reid, was arrested by the Georgia State Police. Reid was charged with driving with a suspended license, a seatbelt violation and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
A Georgia State trooper originally stopped Reid’s 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis because of the window tint. The trooper searched the car and found a marijuana joint in the cup holder. The cornerback claimed it wasn’t his.
Reid was taken to Lowndes County Jail and later released on bond.
FSU head coach, Jimbo Fisher, commented, “I am aware Greg has been charged and will gather information before I determine what course of action to take.”
This isn’t Reid’s first tussle with the law. In September 2011, he was arrested on obstruction charges in Tallahassee. The charges were dropped. That same month Reid was suspended one game for an unspecified violation of team rules.
There is speculation if Reid will receive another game suspension or if Fisher will enforce a stricter punishment.
But let’s be honest. Reid probably isn’t going to get more than a slap on the wrist. He is one of the nine starters returning to what is expected to be one of the best defenses in the country.
Reid has an impressive career as a three-year starter. As a freshman, he led the nation in punt returns. Reid finished 10th nationally in passes defended as a sophomore. He has four career returns for touchdown and an 83-yard punt return against the Miami Hurricanes.
Last year he led the ACC and finished 17th in the nation in punt returns with an average of 11.24 yards on 37 returns. Reid finished up the 2011 season with 32 tackles, 2 interceptions and 563 return yards.
Greg Reid is the second FSU football player to spend time in jail in the past 30 days. In June, running back James Wilder Jr. spent more than a week in the Leon County Jail for violation of probation.
On a positive note, less than ten players have been arrested since Jimbo Fisher took over the Seminole’s football program in 2010. Go Noles.
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