Greg Reid arrested in Georgia

Updated: July 11, 2012, 4:39 PM ET
By David M. Hale | NoleNation

Florida State defensive back Greg Reid was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol on Tuesday night and charged with driving with a suspended license, a seatbelt violation and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to the Lowndes County (Ga.) Sheriff's office.

Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright told The Associated Press the state trooper stopped Reid's 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis for window tint and seat belt violations. Wright says the trooper searched the vehicle and suspected a marijuana joint was in the cup holder.

The incident occurred around 11 p.m. ET. Reid was taken to the Lowndes County Jail and released on bond, according to Capt. Wanda Edwards.

"I am aware that Greg has been charged and will gather all the information before I determine what course of action to take," coach Jimbo Fisher said in a statement.

Reid, a senior, was arrested on obstruction charges in 2011 in Tallahassee, but those charges were dropped a few days later.

He is a three-year starter at cornerback and is also among the nation's top return men. He led the ACC and finished 17th in the nation last year in punt returns, with an average of 11.24 yards on 37 returns. He had an 83-yard punt return for a touchdown against rival Miami. He has four career returns for touchdowns, including one from an interception and three punt returns. As a sophomore in 2010, Reid finished 10th nationally in passes defended with three picks and 14 deflections. As a freshman, Reid led the nation in punt returns.

As a junior last season, he finished with 32 tackles and two interceptions, along with 563 return yards. He is one of nine starters returning to what is expected to be one of the best defenses in the country.

Reid is the second member of the Seminoles to spend time in jail in the past 30 days. Running back James Wilder Jr. spent more than a week in the Leon County Jail in June for a violation of his probation.

Information from ESPN's Joe Schad, ESPN.com's Heather Dinich and The Associated Press contributed to this report.