Many college football fans and pundits believe this is the year Florida State finally turns the corner in their endless rebuild from their '90s salad days. But to do that, they'll likely need a big season from star corner and return man Greg Reid--and after a reported arrest late Tuesday night, it's possible Reid will wind up missing part of that season.
According to a report from Tallahassee TV station WCTV, Reid was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol in his home county of Lowndes County, Ga., and charged with possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. Per a county sheriff's office official who spoke to WCTV, Reid was taken to county jail and released on bond. The report has been confirmed by the Orlando Sentinel.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher issued a brief statement on the arrest Wednesday afternoon.
"I am aware that Greg has been charged and will gather all the information before I determine what course of action to take," Fisher said.
Reid has been one of the Seminoles' brightest stars since his impressive 2009 true freshman season, when he led the nation with an 18.4 average punt return on his way to All-America honors. He was named to preview magazine guru Phil Steele's 2012 preseason All-ACC team at three different positions. But his career has been marked by multiple off-the-field incidents, including a one-game suspension for a team rules violation last season and an arrest on perjury charges after allegedly lying to police. Those charges were later dropped.
For the 2011 season Reid averaged 11.2 yards per punt return with a touchdown, collected 2 interceptions, 5 passes broken up, and 32 tackles. He was named honorable mention All-ACC on special teams.
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