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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]
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