Seminoles DB Greg Reid arrested in Georgia
Florida State starting cornerback Greg Reid was arrested on Tuesday night on charges of driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana.
“I am aware that Greg has been charged and will gather all the information before I determine what course of action to take,” Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said in a statement released by the school.
Reid, 21, a Valdosta, Ga., native, was stopped Tuesday night near his hometown, Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said. Reid, who was driving a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis, was stopped by the trooper because of window tint and seat belt violations, Wright said.
During the stop the trooper took inventory of items in the Grand Marquis, Wright said, and “a suspected marijuana joint was located in a cup holder.”
Reid was charged with possession of marijuana (less than an ounce), driving with a license that is suspended or revoked and violating a seat belt law. He was taken to the Lowndes County Jail and bonded out.
Last season, Reid was suspended by Fisher for the Seminoles' game with Charleston Southern for an undisclosed violation of team rules. (Reid's high school teammate, FSU linebacker Telvin Smith, was also suspended for that game.) On Sept. 26, 2011, Reid was arrested on charges of resisting an officer/obstruction without violence and perjury not in an official proceeding. Those charges were dismissed days later.
It’s not clear what weight those previous incidents will carry when Fisher reviews the arrest report and talks with Reid.
Reid had 32 tackles and two interceptions in 2011 and is also a valuable punt returner, averaging 11.2 yards.
He considered entering the NFL Draft a year early but decided to return for his senior year and be a part of an FSU defense that was ranked in the top five overall in 2011.
Florida State opens the season with games against Murray State on Sept. 1 and Savannah State on Sept. 8 before opening ACC play the following week at home with Wake Forest.