FSU dismisses star punt returner


Florida State Seminoles cornerback Greg Reid (5) returns a punt past Florida Gators linebacker Jonathan Bostic (52) during the second half on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Gainesville, Fla. Florida State defeated Florida 21-7.

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Published: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 11:22 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 11:22 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State has kicked senior cornerback and punt return specialist Greg Reid off the football team.

Coach Jimbo Fisher announced Reid’s dismissal Wednesday for what he described as a violation of team rules.

The dismissal comes three weeks after Reid’s latest encounter with authorities. Reid was charged with marijuana possession after being stopped by a Georgia state trooper near his home in Valdosta.

Reid was arrested last year on charges of resisting arrest and perjury. Prosecutors eventually dropped the charges.

The 21-year-old Reid led the nation in punt returns his freshman season and had two interceptions and 32 tackles last season.

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