Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

FSU's Reid charged with 2 misdemeanors

TALLAHASSEE — The attorney for Florida State CB Greg Reid said Monday afternoon that he was "puzzled" by the charges the Tallahassee Police Department arrested his client on in the wee hours of the morning.

Reid was arrested early Monday by police on two misdemeanor charges.

According to a police report, the 21-year-old junior was booked on perjury not in an official proceeding and resisting an officer without violence. He was booked at the Leon County Jail, posted a $500 bond and was released Monday morning.

According to police, Reid's friend, Rontrel Frazier, was being pursued on suspicion of forcefully resisting arrest after being stopped by police while riding a scooter owned by Reid. 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 didn't answer truthfully.

"We are puzzled with how and why they arrested Greg," attorney Tim Jansen said.

Coach Jimbo Fisher was out of town, and the school said there would be no immediate response.

In an earlier incident, Reid and teammate Telvin Smith were suspended for the Charleston Southern game in Week 2 for an unspecified violation of team rules.

trickett honored: FSU redshirt freshman QB Clint Trickett was named ACC rookie of the week. In a loss to Clemson, he was 24-of-38 for 336 yards and three touchdowns.

USF: Punt return needs

TAMPA — With punt returner Terrence Mitchell out for Thursday's Big East opener at Pittsburgh due to a concussion, USF will gauge a group of possible replacements, coach Skip Holtz said.

WR Evan Landi, who replaced Mitchell but didn't make a return on a punt in the second half against UTEP, is one player Holtz trusts to fill the role. Landi gained experience by fielding punts during fall camp.

"We call him Fair Catch Landi," Holtz said. "He catches the ball. When you're looking at a backup punt returner, the one thing you want to make sure you can do is secure the ball. We just trust Evan with so many things because he's so accountable, reliable and dependable, and he does everything the right way."

Other possible options: WRs Victor Marc, Andre Davis and Stephen Bravo-Brown.

Ian Lanphier, Times correspondent

UM: Miller should play

CORAL GABLES — Miami coach Al Golden listed RB Lamar Miller as probable for Saturday's game against Bethune-Cookman.

The nation's fifth-leading rusher (136.3 yards a game) sustained a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter of a loss to Kansas State. He returned, but the injury prevented him from carrying the ball when UM failed to score the go-ahead touchdown on four tries from the 2.

Notable: Expect tackling to be the main emphasis on defense this week. Golden was upset with missed tackles against Kansas State.

South Florida Sun Sentinel

UCF: Special teams focus

ORLANDO — UCF coach George O'Leary said the bye week focus will be on improving special teams.

Five turnovers contributed heavily to two straight losses. The biggest miscues were on special teams.

Josh Robinson and J.J. Worton fumbled punts against FIU and BYU, setting up winning touchdowns. UCF also gave up a kickoff return for a touchdown and Nick Cattoi missed a 35-yard field goal against the Cougars.

O'Leary will rotate more experienced players onto special teams.

"The main concern for me is special teams," O'Leary said. "Just playing probably too many young players that probably aren't ready for the speed of the game."

Iliana Limon, Orlando Sentinel

.Fast facts

Up next

USF: at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Thursday, ESPN

Miami: vs. Bethune-Cookman, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU

Florida: vs. Alabama, 8 p.m. Saturday, Ch. 10

FSU: at Wake Forest, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Ch. 44

UCF: vs. Marshall, 7 p.m. Oct. 8, BHSN

FSU's Reid charged with 2 misdemeanors 09/26/11 [Last modified: Monday, September 26, 2011 10:34pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. After offseason of work hard, play hard, DeSean Jackson ready to produce for Bucs


    TAMPA — There's no telling what DeSean Jackson will do once he gets a football in his hands. Perhaps that's why a camera crew followed his every move Wednesday while the Bucs' new $30 million receiver stood on a step of the hot tub that empties into a spacious, azure pool at his new, sprawling five-bedroom home in …

    DeSean Jackson jokes around with girlfriend Kayla Phillips at their Tampa home as a crew from HBO’s Hard Knocks documents their day.
  2. Rays journal: Jake Odorizzi goes on 10-day DL with back strain

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — RHP Jake Odorizzi is hoping his struggles this season can be tied directly to the lower-back strain he has tried to pitch through since spring training. Toward that end, the Rays placed Odorizzi on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday retroactive to Tuesday.

    Rays center fielder Mallex Smith smiles after hitting a single advancing runners in the third inning. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  3. Playoff chase heats up for Rays with critical series at Yankees up first (w/ video)

    The Heater


    It was important that Evan Longoria crushed a two-run homer in the sixth inning Wednesday and Steven Souza Jr. blasted a solo shot off the farthest catwalk an inning later.

    Adeiny Hechavarria (11) and Tim Beckham (1) celebrate the double play to end the top of the sixth inning. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  4. Rays at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, New York

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Yankees

    7:05, Yankee Stadium, New York

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) throwing in the first inning of the game between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
  5. Roger Mooney's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Orioles game

    The Heater

    It is going to get interesting tonight when the Rays begin a four-game series against the Yankees in New York. The Rays feel they are good enough to win the East Division. These next four games and the four that follow in Houston will be a good measuring stick.