Florida State senior cornerback Greg Reid is on the wrong side of the law once again, this time arrested Tuesday evening in Lake Park, Georgia, which is just 12 miles south of his Valdosta hometown.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, Reid was pulled over by a trooper for having illegal window tint and not wearing his seatbelt. However, the officer soon discovered that Reid's license was suspended, plus he also suspected marijuana in Reid's cup holder -- the drug charge is only a misdemeanor at this point since the amount was less than one ounce.
Reid is no stranger to trouble, having been suspended for an unspecified violation of teams rules in 2011 and missing the Charleston Southern game as a result. He was arrested later in the same season for allegedly perjuring himself to a police officer in an unoffial proceeding from an incident involving a friend borrowing his scooter, even if those charges appeared to be trumped up and were quickly dropped. After deciding against entering the NFL Draft early and returing to the Seminoles for his senior year, coach Jimbo Fisher applauded the 5-8, 185-pounder's leadership on more than one occasion throughout spring practice.
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But Fisher was singing a different tune Wednesday in the wake of Reid's most recent drama, so another suspension could very well be in the making.
“I am aware that Greg has been charged and will gather all the information before I determine what course of action to take,” said Fisher in a statement released by FSU's football office.
The Lowndes County High School graduate is scheduled to be the starter for the 'Noles at the field corner position, plus he's a dangerous weapon on special teams as a return man. While the Garnet and Gold have a terrific corner combination in Reid and fellow future pro Xavier Rhodes, the second and third teamers are largely unproven.
John Crist is the editor-in-chief of NoleDigest.com, a Heisman Trophy voter and a member of the Football Writers Association of America.