FSU Football Player Greg Reid Denied Marijuana Was His, Report Says

[UPDATE] July 13, 2012 -- 6:30pm --

WCTV has obtained the police report in the arrest of Star FSU football player Greg Reid.

Reid was pulled over around 9 o'clock on Tuesday night by a Georgia State Trooper in Lake Park.

He was initially arrested for a suspended license. The trooper later smelled burnt marijuana. After searching the vehicle he found a small bag of the drug as well as a partially burnt marijuana filled cigar.

The report by Trooper Kinsey says "Mr. Reid stated that he did not smoke marijuana and that it was not his."

the report goes on to say "Mr. Reid asked if I could write him a ticket and let him go and I advised him I could not do that."

Following normal procedures, he was taken to the Lowndes County Jail and bonded out a little after midnight on Wednesday.

Valdosta Resident Charles Todd said "regardless of anybody, how much money you make, you know, what kind of background you come from. Black, white Hispanic, if you make the mistake you should receive the same treatment."

According the police report, Reid's defense is the marijuana didn't belong to him ... But it's not up to him to prove it.

Local trial attorney Roy Copeland said "It is always the government's responsibility. It never shifts. You know that is one of the several commonalities of a criminal case. The burden of proof is never with the accused."

We reached out to FSU's athletic department. They say they are still gathering information before determining what course of action to take.

July 13, 2012 -- Noon --

Eyewitness News has obtained a copy of the incident report on FSU Football Player Greg Reid's arrest. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Greg Reid said he did not smoke marijuana and denied that it was his. Reid asked if the trooper could write him a ticket and let him go.


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[UPDATE] -- July 11, 2012 -- 6:45PM --

A star corner-back for the FSU's Seminoles has been arrested in Lake Park, Georgia.

Greg Reid was arrested around 8 o'clock on Tuesday night. He's charged with possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license.

The Georgia State Patrol Post Commander Carl Taylor said "Trooper Kensey was working a late shift last night 7/10. He conducted a traffic stop on a white sedan in the Lake Park area. The traffic stop, I believe, was for window tint and a possible seat belt violation. During the course of the traffic stop the driver was identified as Mr. Gregory Reid."

That's not all that was identified... Reid's suspended license and a small amount of marijuana led to him being arrested around 8PM.

He was taken to the Lowndes County Jail and was released on bond a little after midnight on July 11.

We reached out to Florida State University. Head coach Jimbo Fisher said "I am aware that Greg has been charged and will gather all the information before I determine what course of action to take."

This isn't Reid's first brush with the law. He was arrested last September 2011 and accused of lying to police. The state attorney later dropped the charges against him in that case.

An official police report is expected to be completed within the next few days. Stay tuned for any new details on Reid's arrest and FSU's reaction.

July 11, 2012 - Noon

An FSU football player is in trouble with the law- again. Greg Reid was arrested last night in Georgia.

Eyewitness News has verified with the Lowndes County Sheriffs Office that FSU star cornerback Greg Reid was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol on the evening of July 10th.

He was charged with driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana and taken to the Lowndes County Jail. Reid has been released on bond. This is not his first run in with the law.

Reid was arrested last September and accused of lying to police - who were trying to figure out who was riding his scooter that night. The man had fled from police during a traffic stop. The state attorney later dropped the charges against Reid in that case. Now, he's facing new charges in an incident from last night.

There's no word as of now, if or how this latest development will impact Reid's play on the football field.

“I am aware that Greg has been charged and will gather all the information before I determine what course of action to take,” said Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher.

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July 11, 2012 - 11am

Eyewitness News has confirmed with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office that FSU football player Greg Reid was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol last night.

Reid was charged with driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana. He was taken to the Lowndes County Jail.

Reid has been released on bond.

Stay with WCTV for details on this story.


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