Monday, September 26, 2011

FSU: Crime Still Doesn’t Pay

Florida State cornerback and return specialist Greg Reid was arrested Monday on charges of resisting arrest and perjury.

Reid, who led the nation in punt returns in 2009 as a freshman, was arrested at 2:30 a.m. by Tallahassee police and booked at the Leon County Jail. He bonded out immediately.

The police report said Reid, 21, was trying to protect a friend from his hometown of Valdosta, Ga. The friend was being pursued for forcefully resisting arrest after being stopped earlier by police while riding a scooter that belonged to the Seminole defensive back. During questioning, Reid signed a sworn written statement that was false, police said, despite being told beforehand that he would be guilty of perjury if he failed to answer truthfully.

Coach Jimbo Fisher was out of town to fulfill an out-of-state speaking engagement, and the school said there would be no response on the Reid situation until he returns later Monday.

Reid didn't play in Saturday's 35-30 loss at Clemson and was suspended earlier this month for the Charleston Southern game for violating an unspecified team rule. Reid sat out the Clemson game with a bruised right knee he suffered in the 23-13 loss to Oklahoma on Sept. 17.

Florida State (2-2) has an open date this weekend before resuming play Oct. 8 at Wake Forest.

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