Posted on: September 26, 2011 3:44 pm
Florida State junior cornerback and return extraordinaire Greg Reid is in trouble with the police.
According to a report from the AP, Reid was arrested at 2:30 am this morning by Tallahassee police on charges of resisting arrest and perjury. Reid was attempting to hide a friend who was looking to evade police after having been stopped earlier.
The Tallahassee Democrat is reporting that Reid was jailed in lieu of a $500 bond. It also reports that Reid's lawyer, Tim Jansen, believes that Reid shouldn't have been arrested in the first place.
Reid was suspended for the Seminoles second game of the 2011 season (Charleston Southern) for breaking unspecified team rules. He was held out of the Seminoles loss to the Clemson Tigers this past weekend due to a knee bruise suffered the week earlier in a loss to Oklahoma.
The Seminoles certainly could have used the playmaking Reid on the field Saturday against the suddenly pass-happy Clemson Tigers. Sophomore quarterback Tajh Boyd completed 62.2% of his passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns in the big conference win.
When healthy and focused, Reid is among the better cover corners in the country. Last season he earned Honorable Mention All-ACC honors with three interceptions. Reid also enjoyed one of the greatest single-game performances of the year against South Carolina in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. Playing in front of his father, Reid posted four tackles, two forced fumbles, and four pass breakups. The 5-08, 186 pound Reid laid out South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore with an explosive, clean hit that ended the SEC star's night early. Though Alshon Jeffery was officially credited with nine catches for 130 yards, Reid more than held his own against the big receiver. He also contributed 71 yards as a returner.
Any extended loss of Reid could be a critical loss to a Seminoles team that is suddenly swooning. The arrest certainly won't do Reid, a true junior some thought might be looking ahead to the 2012 draft, any favors with pro scouts, either.
Reid is currently graded by NFLDraftScout.com as a 3rd round prospect and is rated as our No. 11 cornerback for the 2013 draft class.
Posted on: March 17, 2009 1:36 am
Junior running back P.J. Hill was released from jail Monday after being arrested over the weekend for a slew of alcohol and driving related charges, including drunk driving, reckless driving, driving without headlights, reckless endangerment and fleeing police.
Hill surprised many with his decision to leave school after his junior season, but had been wildly successful with the Badgers, rushing for nearly 4,000 yards and 42 touchdowns to rank behind only Ron Dayne and Anthony Davis as Wisconsin's most productive running backs.
Prior to the arrest, Hill had been quietly moving up draft boards after an impressive showing at his Pro Day. Hill's lack of agility and straight-line speed would have kept him in the middle to later rounds, but teams had interest.
Like fellow Big Ten standout Alex Boone of Ohio State, however, Hill's alcohol-related arrest is coming at the worst possible time and could lead to a tumble right out of the draft.