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Greg Reid dismissed by ‘Noles

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.