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By: Winnie Wright; Greg Gullberg; Eyewitness News Email
By: Winnie Wright; Greg Gullberg; Eyewitness News Email
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Winnie Wright
Updated April 1, 2014, 6:00pm

"Saturday afternoon we had an officer in the area of West Alden and North Patterson Street. They saw a Nissan and the driver didn't not have a seat belt on. He conducted a traffic stop. Mr. Greg Reid was a passenger in the vehicle. It was determined by the officer that he had an active arrest warrant for a violation of probation", says Lt. Aaron Kirk, with the Valdosta Police Department.

Reid, a former Lowndes High Football standout, has had multiple run ins with the law. During his time at FSU, the All-American was arrested for possession of marijuana among other charges. He was put on probation and kicked off the Noles Football team.

In 2012 Reid returned home to Valdosta to play for VSU, but the Defensive Back was injured shortly after his transfer and never got to suit up for the Blazers.

Despite his past, Reid earned a spot on the St. Louis Rams roster last week. The Rams haven't made any comment on Reid's current situation.

"Of course, Saturday night, after the traffic stop, when it was determined that he had a warrant, he was taken to the Lowndes County Jail. He's already been before a judge, but because it's a probation violation, his probation officer, I'm not sure who that is, they have to set his release", says Kirk.

FSU and VSU had no comment on Reid's arrest. WCTV tried to reach Sentinel Offender Services for more information on the warrant and Reid's future, but they declined to comment or give any information on the probation violation that led to Reid's arrest.


Greg Reid Warrant


News Release: Valdosta Police Department
Updated: April 1, 2014, 11:40am

On March 29, 2014 at approximately 4:30 pm, an officer with the Valdosta Police Department was patrolling in the 100 block of W. Alden Avenue, when he saw the driver of a white, Nissan Maxima, who was not wearing a seatbelt.

The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 1900 block of N. Patterson Street. A passenger in the vehicle, Greggory Lamar Reid, was found to have an active arrest warrant for Violation of Probation.

Reid was arrested and transported to the Lowndes County Jail.

Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.


Updated: April 1, 2014

Just days after signing a professional football contract, former Florida State stand-out Greg Reid is back behind bars.

Reid was arrested in Valdosta on Saturday for violation of probation.

Valdosta Police say he was a passenger in a car pulled over because the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

Reid had a warrant out for his arrest for not checking in with his probation officer - that stemming from his 2012 arrest for possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license.

Reid is being held without bond at the Lowndes County Jail.

He just signed with the Saint Louis Rams last week as a free agent.


Valdosta, Georgia- September 5, 2012

Greg Reid and his father did not stop for questions when leaving the State Court of Lowndes County Wednesday morning.

The former star Florida State football player entered a "Not Guilty" Plea in his arraignment. He is charged with possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license. Those charges stem from a traffic stop in Valdosta in July.

In his arraignment he requested a court appointed attorney. Now the judge will have to decide if he qualifies based on such criteria as financial need.

"If he does not, than he will have to decide whether he will hire his own attorney or if he will represent himself at trial," said Justin Cabral, Solicitor General of Lowndes County. "At this point he has entered a plea of "Not Guilty"".

Reid was a star defensive back for Florida State until he was dismissed from the team in August for trouble with the law. He then transferred to Valdosta State.

The charges addressed on Wednesday are from his July arrest. But he was also arrested in 2011 for lying to police about the whereabouts of his scooter. Those charges were later dropped.

Reid saw Valdosta State as his chance to prove to the coaches that he was ready to be a star on and off the field. But he tore his ACL before his first game. Now he is out for the rest of the season.

"I think there is no question that his mind is right and that an opportunity was taken away from him at Florida State," said Valdosta State Head Coach David Dean. "His role has become kind of a mentoring type thing. Teaching young guys different techniques and how to practice."

It is unknown how long it will take the judge to rule on Reid's request for a court appointed attorney, but it will likely come in the next 30 days. Of course that means his next court date is not set yet.

Coach Dean says Reid will have one more year of eligibility, so he could still play college football next year.


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