It has not been the best of starts to a season for Greg Reid. First the Florida State cornerback/return man extraordinaire was suspended for the second game of the season for violating unspecified team rules, then missed Saturday’s loss to Clemson due to injury.
Now, Reid has an off-field legal incident with which to deal.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Reid was arrested early Monday morning and charged with perjury not in an official proceeding and resisting an officer without violence. The Tallahassee Democrat reports Reid was being held in the Leon County Jail in lieu of a $500 bond.
No details were given as to what led to the arrest.
FSU has yet to comment on the arrest, and it’s unknown what if any punishment the junior may face.
Reid started all 14 games as a true sophomore last season, and as a true freshman the year before he led the nation in punt return average at 18.4 yards per return.
UPDATED 12:12 p.m. ET: An already head-scratching story has taken a turn toward the bizarre, with the Orlando Sentinel reporting the following details as to what led to the charges for Reid.
The police report, obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, says the incident began when officers made a traffic stop on a man riding a scooter near Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. The rider of the scooter resisted police officers and then escaped.
Officer determined that the scooter belonged to Reid and contacted him. According to the report, officers asked Reid who the rider of the scooter was and Reid said he was Montrel Frazier.
The report said Reid “backtracked” by saying the friend’s name was “Rontrel,” and said he always called his friend “Trel.”
Reid then provided a written statement that identified his friend as “Montrel,” and was arrested for perjury not in an official proceeding and resisting an officer without violence.
OK then. That clears it all up.