Rams CB Greg Reid in Legal Trouble Again
According to ESPN’s Jared Shanker and the Valdosta Police Department, Greg Reid was arrested Saturday after the car he was a passenger in, was pulled over because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Reid had a warrant out for his arrest that stemmed from his initial arrest in 2012 for possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license.
The St. Louis Rams had just signed Reid to their team on March 22nd, a week before this arrest. The team told ESPN’s Nick Wagoner that they are aware of the arrest but are not willing to change his status with the team yet. Reid was a standout cornerback and kick returner for Florida State before being dismissed from the team in 2012. He enrolled at Division II Valdosta State but tore his ACL before ever playing in a game and had to have surgery again on the same ACL in May of 2013. The Rams took a chance on signing Reid after he worked out at Florida States pro day on March 18 and then worked him out privately two days later.
After being signed, Reid told ESPN.com on March 24th
It’s a blessing. It’s really a blessing. It’s the first step of what I got going on in my life. I’m blessed and happy but I know I’m going to really get the point and understand once I put on the pads. I’m blessed now and I look at it as another step — just one of the steps I have to take.
We will see what the future holds for Greg Reid after his latest legal issues. He has the potential to help an NFL team’s defense, but he has to stay out of trouble first.
Sports-Kings Down and Distance Contributor Kyle Pierce @kylepierce28