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Old parking ticket nets Auburn’s Trovon Reed an arrest

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What’s the hashtag all the cool kids are using on Twitter these days, #smdh?

That’s certainly applicable as yet another college football player has gotten himself arrested because he failed to take care of some parking/traffic tickets.

In the case of Trovon Reed, it’s the former as the Auburn wide receiver was arrested Thursday in Louisiana on two failure-to-appear warrants.  Reed was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over and, when his name was run through the system, the warrants came up.

Reed told that the issue stems from an old parking ticket he had received in high school.  He paid the fines last Tuesday, but was still arrested on the the failure to appear.

He informed his AU coaches of the situation, and said he’s still in good standing with the team.

It wasn’t a big deal,” Reed said. “I agreed with it. I did what I was supposed to do. I feel like it got blown out of proportion a little bit, but I’ll take responsibility for it.”

Reed appeared in 10 games last season, catching 21 passes for 164 yards.  The sophomore spent the spring in a battle with Quan Bray and Quindarius Carr for one of the starting receiver slots, a competition that will continue into summer camp.

(Tip O’ the Cap: the imitable Barrett Sallee)

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24 Responses to “Old parking ticket nets Auburn’s Trovon Reed an arrest”
  1. stairwayto7 says: May 14, 2012 9:44 AM

    Yet another SEC arrest..stay classy SEC fans!

  2. thegamecocker says: May 14, 2012 9:51 AM

    Don’t worry about it. Cam’s daddy paid he ticket and everything is fine. What makes me laugh is what the kid said: “It wasn’t a big deal,” Reed said. “I agreed with it. I did what I was supposed to do. I feel like it got blown out of proportion a little bit, but I’ll take responsibility for it.” Really Whack Job? You did what you were supposed to do….then why did they arrest you after you did what you were supposed to do? They arrested you because you tried to get away with it and you were CAUGHT!!! You should have paid the tickets when they were due….but I know, you go to AUBURN and if they don’t catch you, you did nothing wrong!!!! Really Cam?….

  3. auburntigers34 says: May 14, 2012 10:07 AM

    look. it’s dumb and dumber commenting on yet another SEC/Auburn article.

  4. normtide says: May 14, 2012 10:18 AM

    Total non-story. I don’t see any reason to suspend him.

  5. thegamecocker says: May 14, 2012 10:27 AM


    You’d say that even if he murdered someone.

  6. lucky5934 says: May 14, 2012 10:36 AM

    You stay classy Thegamecocker!

  7. kozbee says: May 14, 2012 10:51 AM

    @ the gamecocker.

    Parking tickets are no big deal,but what is a big deal is the gamecocks trying the last few seasons the make it to a NC with a drunk for a QB.IMO South Carolina had a season they could of went to a national championship but couldn`t keep their QB sober enough to play a full game.And i bet it felt good for the gamecocks to finally win a eastern div.trophy.Someday they can build a showcase to put it into.Wasnt it Auburn that beat the gamecocks twice in a season,o yea that was the season they had a chance at a NC and Auburn won it.Strange remarks come from a fan of a team in the cellar.

  8. mountaineer50415 says: May 14, 2012 10:58 AM

    It is not what he did, it is that he did anything. Kids get arrested for taking and dealing in drugs. That is written up the same as a kid that got a traffic ticket in high school. They are not the same. Not according to human standards anyway. Do not believe we are going by the Bible any more. If this was a story about some guy that does not play football, we would not have heard about it. Come on guys. Lets talk football. Who cares about a trafic ticket that did not also include drugs or alcohol.

  9. thegamecocker says: May 14, 2012 11:09 AM


    It’s about CHARACTER! The kid tried to get away with not paying the ticket and he was caught and ARRESTED! A perfect ATHLETE for AUBURN! He was arrested EVEN AFTER PAYING THE TICKET! Why? Because he never contacted the court about not showing up…it was JUST A PARKING TICKET! Well guess what? The law applies to him as well as any other person.


    At least Garcia GRADUATED from South Carolina and earned a degree! How about Cam? How many credits does he have? What a role model….NOTTTT! Why don’t you go polish his statue then kiss his behind like you regularly do. Gene Chizik could never and will never have a chance to win a NC unless of course he takes someone from another SEC school who was thrown out for stealing and cheating on exams. You’re an idiot!

  10. auburntigers34 says: May 14, 2012 11:19 AM

    56-17 was as close as USC will ever get to winning the SEC.

  11. thegamecocker says: May 14, 2012 11:47 AM

    That doesn’t bother me at all. No big deal. At least we didn’t use any other SEC team players who were banished from their original school to play in that game. You folks at Auburn just don’t get integrity, honesty, using your own players, etc. You’re never going to change. Your NC is recognized in one place: the plains. The remainder of the US laughs at you.

  12. auburntigers34 says: May 14, 2012 12:58 PM

    USC’s never accepted transfers in the past? somehow, i seriously doubt that. either way, transfers are pretty common in college football, but don’t let that get in the way of your obsession/ranting about AU.

  13. broncsfan72 says: May 14, 2012 1:10 PM

    He was in high school. They don’t know anything. They take the ignore it and will go away approach. I know I have kids in high school. lol

  14. Deb says: May 14, 2012 1:26 PM

    Thanks to a lack of student parking, I racked up several tickets around campus at Mizzou and suddenly remembered them just before leaving town after graduation. When I went to the police station to pay the fines, they showed me the list they’d just compiled of students who were to be issued arrest warrants for not paying their parking tickets. My name was on it. That was the first time I realized the seriousness of those tickets. Fortunately I remembered them in time to save myself a big headache. But failing to pay a small parking fine is an easy oversight.

    Can’t believe they wasted tax money arresting Reed even after he’d paid the fine. He’s right–it did get blown out of proportion. But it sounds as though he handled the whole thing with good humor.

  15. kozbee says: May 14, 2012 5:25 PM

    @ the gamecocker

    We all forgot South Carolina never gets into trouble,here read this and i`ve got a few dozen more if you care to read them also.By the way im not an Auburn fan but what that team has been doing to the gamecocks the last 50 years Im starting to like
    Whenever your watching a game of yours ever think losers.

  16. billf7095 says: May 14, 2012 5:51 PM

    I realize that I may just be skeptical, but I wonder if he would have been arrested in Louisiana if he was a LSU Tiger, instead of an Auburn Tiger.

    I doubt it.

  17. thegamecocker says: May 14, 2012 5:59 PM


    Yes, when I watched South Carolina play in the College World Series the past two seasons, I thought about all the losing teams we mowed through. The NCAA article about POTENTIAL major violations is now in the past. I guess the POTENTIAL MAJOR was reduced to penalties we already applied….nothing more. If you’re not an Auburn fan, then what are you? You didn’t go to college did you? If you had, you would have mentioned your school somewhere. Maybe you’re a Clemson fan…could that be it? We’ve taken the last three and derived great joy knocking them out of the College World Series a few years back. Let the haters keep coming. You’re such an idiot.

  18. kozbee says: May 14, 2012 6:33 PM

    @ the gamecocker

    Not a Clem fan either lol.Here watch this,doesnt it make you feel like a loser lol.

  19. msbea4real says: May 14, 2012 7:13 PM

    billf7095.. lol.. probably not!! But if so i can almost guarantee you that it wouldn’t have made it to the local papers!!! They would have did everything to their power to hide it.. The only reason they made sure to put his name and face in the paper is to get back at the fact that he did the unexpected and made a CHOICE for himself to go to the college of his preference..
    @”COCKSWALLOWER”.. You really need to get an life away from thriving off of others business.. He’s not the first to go to jail for not going to court and he won’t be the last by a long shot!!! Yes, the law does apply to him and it was taking care of accordingly . God have yet to create a perfect person free of making mistakes, and that includs you, if you didn’t know!! It has absolutely nothing to do with his character.. Get to know someone before you start throwing around words like character. AND YES, BEING HIS SISTER IN LAW I CAN SAY I KNOW HIM!! The child wouldn’t hurt a fly.
    Kids make mistakes all the time in high school. Much more major than traffic violations. The most of them just don’t get caught!! It was unfortunate that he didn’t handle the matter differently at first. In the end he did take care of the situation, he just didn’t know that he still had a warrant after paying the ticket. So on to the next… LIFE GOES ON AND YOU CARE JUST A TAD BIT TOO MUCH!!!… GET A LIFE BLOGFREAK!!!

  20. thegamecocker says: May 14, 2012 11:16 PM

    You’re the COCKSWOLLOWER! With a comment like that, you’re loud mouth bitz! You ain’t much. Your brother-in-law is now a “child” huh. He tried to beat the law and he was arrested. That’s a fact. He’s a man whether you want to admit or not! Now why don’t you crawl back in the hole you came from. Read that and weep!

  21. msbea4real says: May 15, 2012 12:54 AM

    Weep!! LOL!!.. Over that pointless statement? Never.. It takes way more than a person like you to steal my joy.. Von is going to always be a child under me, but me saying “the child wouldn’t hurt a fly”, is just like saying the “boy” or the “young man”. If that’s the only thing you could pull from my statement, you clearly need therapeutic help. Seems like you’re upset.. I’ve said what I have to say on the topic and that’s that.. ake it how you want. Keep showing your ignorance to the world, we all love a good laugh..

  22. thegamecocker says: May 15, 2012 9:21 AM


    Howdy Ms. Bee (from the Andy Griffith Show circa late ’60’s – early ’70’s). You show me some respect and not make statements from the gutter and I’ll show you the same respect back. Personally, I don’t know Von; never heard of Von; but I genuinely hope he does well IN THE CLASSROOM at Auburn. I’m all about earning the degree and not about playing in the “league.” Many folks on these threads don’t agree with that and feel the “Scholar” part of Scholar/Athlete is a short-term solution to being drafted or playing in the league. What is missed is the TRUE LONG TERM lifelong benefit of earning a degree. Hopefully, Von is on that course.

    But Auburn University used a player who was thrown out of a sister school in the SEC. He cheated and stole at that school and then his father tried to sell-him to the highest bidder with a cellar price in the six-figure range. To make a long story short, I have a real issue with that. Many times when I see a negative article on Auburn, I go on a rant. That is just the way I feel. I don’t have time to respond to every article, but when I see something that piques my interest, I let loose. Maybe it was an honest error of lapse of memory on Von’s part…I’ll give him benefit of the doubt…but I do hope he earns his degree. I like to laugh too by the way. Hell I even laugh at some of the things I write and the responses back. Ever hear of a term called “Playing the Dozens”? Seriously.

  23. mountaineer50415 says: May 15, 2012 12:10 PM

    I have to admit that I have a lack of understanding here. Why on earth so much to do about nothing. The man got a parking ticket or two or three. Who cares except for the people who profit from the fine.
    If someone has a problem with Cam Newton, then tell us about it when there is an article on Cam Newton. This article was not about him, not even about Auburn. Just about a guy who got a parking ticket. WOW!! Things are sure slow in the news.

  24. thegamecocker says: May 21, 2012 3:00 PM


    Guess you have nothing to say. But that doesn’t surprise me. Even when you write or speak, you have nothing of relevance to bring forth.

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