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Jah Reid accepted into diversion program

6/13/2014

Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Jah Reid avoided trial on two misdemeanor counts of battery after being accepted into a diversion program Friday in Key West, Florida according to a court clerk.

If he successfully completes the 12-month probation period, the charges will be dismissed.

Reid's charges stemmed from a March 9 altercation at a strip club called the Red Garter Saloon. He allegedly head-butted, punched and kicked a man following an argument.

Reid, 25, was one of four Ravens players arrested this offseason. Running back Ray Rice entered into a pretrial diversion program last month for his assault charge, and wide receiver Deonte Thompson had felony drug charges dropped in April. Rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro faces a June 26 court date after being arrested and charged with destruction of property and being drunk in public over Memorial Day weekend.

A third-round pick in 2011, Reid has started seven games in three seasons for the Ravens. He has missed most of the offseason practices due to a calf injury.

Reid is considered to be on the bubble to make this year's team.