Rams CB Greg Reid arrested

Updated: April 1, 2014, 7:10 PM ET
By Jared Shanker | ESPN.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Former Florida State standout Greg Reid, recently signed to an NFL contract, is dealing with legal issues again.

According to a news release by the Valdosta Police Department, Reid was arrested Saturday in Georgia for violating his probation from a 2012 arrest for possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license.

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office confirmed to ESPN.com that Reid was arrested for violating his probation. He is listed as incarcerated, according to the sheriff's office website, and is being held without bond.

Reid was signed by the St. Louis Rams as a cornerback and kick returner on March 22, a week before his arrest.

The Rams told ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner that the team is aware of Reid's arrest but it won't affect his status.

In the news release, first obtained by Tallahassee-based WCTV, it states that a Valdosta Police Department officer stopped a white Nissan Maxima because the driver was not wearing a seat belt. Reid was a passenger in the car and had an active arrest warrant.

Reid starred at Florida State as a cornerback and returner before he was dismissed from the team in 2012. He enrolled at Division II Valdosta State but tore his ACL in a preseason scrimmage and never played a down for the team. He underwent a second ACL surgery in May 2013.

The Rams signed him after watching him at Florida State's pro day March 18 and holding a private workout with him March 20. The Rams need help in the secondary following the departure of Cortland Finnegan.

"It's a blessing. It's really a blessing," he told ESPN.com on March 24. "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."

Jared Shanker

Florida State/ACC reporter

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