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Greg Reid dismissed by ‘Noles

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Way back in early January, Greg Reid announced that he would be eschewing early entry into the NFL draft, saying in a statement that he “wanted to come back and play my senior season at Florida State University.”


Exactly three weeks after his arrest on a drug charge, Reid won’t get to fulfill that desire to play his final season at FSU as the talented defensive back has been dismissed from the football program.  The school confirmed the development in a 25-word press release.

While Jimbo Fisher announced the move, no statement from the head coach was included in the initial release.  The official reason for the dismissal was, of course, the always-handy “violation of team rules.”

July 10, Reid was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol and charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana and a seatbelt violation.  That was the cornerback’s second brush with the law in less than a year; last September, he was charged with a pair of misdemeanors, although those charges were eventually dropped.

He was also suspended for the season opener last year for an issue unrelated to his first arrest.

When he was able to make it onto the field, he was an impact player for the ‘Noles.  In addition to his two interceptions last season, Reid was 18th in the country in punt returns with an average 11.24 yards per attempt.

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17 Responses to “Greg Reid dismissed by ‘Noles”
  1. onermedboxer says: Aug 1, 2012 9:03 AM

    Man, really lose a great playmaker here.
    It’s a shame he couldn’t keep his nose out of trouble, save it for when he’s drafted by Detroit

  2. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Aug 1, 2012 9:32 AM

    Criminoles are back in full swing.

    Even have more arrests than the Gators since November of 2010.

    But hey, at least Bobby got his Wins Record* back right Tally?

  3. jagalag says: Aug 1, 2012 10:15 AM

    Maybe so, but at least he didn’t drag his woman out of the house by her hair (Leonard). Or threaten to kill her (Rainey).

    Isn’t that right, “YouMadCause?” No wonder gator women prefer FSU dudes.

  4. soflasfinest says: Aug 1, 2012 10:15 AM

    @youmad don’t Talk stupid. If your a gator fan you shouldn’t be commenting on arrests at all after the urban era! Pot meet kettle. At least jimbo has the balls to dismiss a key player on his team. Ol urban wouldve suspended him ONE quarter in the season opener!

  5. dryzzt23 says: Aug 1, 2012 10:39 AM

    Yet again a kid destroys his future due to trying to be “cool” and use illegal drugs.
    When will this culture end that promotes the use of illegal drugs? It destroys careers, families, and futures.
    This kid KNEW it was illegal to possess weed but he chose to do it anyway. He does not deserve a second chance nor does he deserve any sympathy.
    He made a poor choice but it was his choice and he chose drugs over a possible NFL career.

  6. idolized1 says: Aug 1, 2012 10:40 AM

    At least FSU doesn’t take teams off of their schedule if they don’t think they can beat them.

    You know, like Florida did with Miami.

    But I understand. Deep down I know they can beat people they aren’t scheduled to play.

    Like their women for example.

  7. dgbk says: Aug 1, 2012 10:47 AM

    why do fans play the my school is cleaner than urs game?? usually these are recruits both sides try to get. so neither side really cared about morals just wins. ppl should be more concern that young ppl are throwing away life changing chances…

    i am a gator fan and was excited when it look like we was going to get reid. i dont see the point of sayin “ha ha!” he’s a bad kid now.. hopefully reid get his life together. he would of more than likely had problems if he did wear orange and blue.

  8. florida727 says: Aug 1, 2012 11:16 AM

    I’m a Gator fan as well, but I don’t take any pleasure at all in seeing this kid’s life get messed up. Where he goes to school doesn’t ultimately determine the choices he makes in his life.

    “dgbk” is right… if he’d gone to Gainesville instead of Tallahassee, the only thing that would’ve changed is the headline to the article. I just don’t buy into the idea that if he was coached by Meyer or Muschamp instead of Fischer, we wouldn’t be reading about this. To think otherwise is ridiculous. Take rooting interest out of the equation. This kid made a bad choice and it could have long-term ramifications. NFL teams will certainly look at him differently now.

    Who’s advising these kids anyway? Don’t their parents talk to them?

  9. js20011041 says: Aug 1, 2012 11:20 AM

    How hard is it to not get kicked off a major Div 1A football team? Especially if you’re a starter like Greg Reid. I mean, he has to have fucked up at least six or seven times to get to this point, right? How hard is it to stay out of trouble for four fucking years?

  10. friarjack61 says: Aug 1, 2012 11:34 AM

    ‘Student Athlete’ arrested ?? Oops ! It was a jock.

    How about a brainless jock, who couldn’t care less about academics, “you know.”

    I like to see jerks like him fail in the NFL, and realize that attending classes of meaning, might help in the future. GPA, Degrees and jocks, loaded with tattoos, will never gel. Different values.

  11. jimmy53 says: Aug 1, 2012 11:36 AM

    florida727: Actually this isn’t accurate. UF has a “5 strike” policy, while FSU has a “3 strike” policy. So if Reid had been at UF there wouldn’t have been an article because he wouldn’t have been dismissed. I think Muschamp is moving things away from the Urban Meyer culture of lack of accountability, but I still think he has a ways to go.

  12. canetic says: Aug 1, 2012 12:41 PM

    I was a big fan of Greg Reid because he played his heart out. That being said, I’m glad he won’t be terrorizing Miami this year.

  13. raysfan1 says: Aug 1, 2012 12:57 PM

    Thank you to dgbk and Florida727 for being a counterpoint to the trolls.

    Just about every programs recruit kids from checkered backgrounds. Some do not have any kind of stable home life or parenting (don’t know if this applies to Reid or not). As a result it’s inevitable that some will make really dumb decisions even after getting a second or third chance.

    Best case scenario for Reid now is to try to get into a FCS school, stay clean, and play lights out. If he does, he might get an NFL opportunity next year, but he’s definitely cost himself draft positioning and therefore money.

  14. rollteal says: Aug 1, 2012 2:56 PM

    Well as much as I liked Greg Reid stupidity dethrones talent and at least Florida State is smart enough and tolerate enough to cut their losses before its any more of a bad name for the Program. I am hopeful the next #5 will have different valves maybe GR will get his act together.

  15. deucez2 says: Aug 1, 2012 4:13 PM

    Next stop: Norman, OK

  16. burm61 says: Aug 1, 2012 5:03 PM

    OMG FSU KICKED SOMEBODY ABOVE AVERAGE OFF THEIR TEAM!!!!! Pinch me!!!! What’s next? Miami has more white dudes than dreads and gold teeth?

  17. gatiger says: Aug 2, 2012 8:26 AM

    The thing that amazes me is how many of these kids are carrying guns! How many of you, in college, carried a gun around with you!

    Carrying weed and guns about, nothing bad could happen there!

    I don’t understand it but if there was a no tolerance policy maybe it would straighten up.

    Perhaps the NCAA should institute a policy on arrest like they do for Graduation Rate. For every player arrest, you lose a scholarship.

    I almost hate opening the CFT and seeing the Daily Arrests, just hoping I don’t see Auburn’s name there.

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