Wednesday, July 11, 2012

FSU Defender Arrested In Georgia

(Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)

By David M. Hale/NoleNation via ESPN

Florida State defensive back Greg Reid was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol on Tuesday night and charged with driving with a suspended license, a seatbelt violation and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to the Lowndes County (Ga.) Sheriff's office.

The incident occurred around 11 p.m. ET. Reid was taken to the Lowndes County Jail and released on bond, according to Capt. Wanda Edwards.

A Florida State spokesman said the school did not have an official comment, as it is still gathering facts and has yet to see a police report.

Reid, a senior, was arrested on obstruction charges in 2011 in his hometown of Valdosta, but those charges were dropped a few days later.

He is a three-year starter at cornerback and is also among the nation's top return men. He led the ACC and finished 17th in the nation last year in punt returns with an average of 11.24 yards on 37 returns. He had an 83-yard punt return for a touchdown against rival Miami. He has four career returns for touchdowns, including one from an interception and three punt returns. As a sophomore in 2010, Reid finished 10th nationally in passes defended with three picks and 14 deflections. As a freshman, Reid led the nation in punt returns.

Last season, he finished with 32 tackles and two interceptions, along with 563 return yards as a junior. He is one of nine starters returning to what is expected to be one of the best defenses in the country.

Reid is the second member of the Seminoles to spend time in jail in the past 30 days. Running back James Wilder Jr. spent more than a week in the Leon County Jail in June for a violation of his probation.

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