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 HoumaToday.com 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)