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Details of Trayvon Reed’s arrest released, pending charges could carry 10 years

Aug 2, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

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Trayvon Reed, one of the stars of Maryland’s 2014 recruiting class, was arrested on Wednesday of this week. On Friday, the school announced that the 7-foot-1 center would not be allowed to join the program.

And it all could have been avoided if Reed had decided that he wanted to spend $5.59 on snacks at a 7-Eleven.

Here’s how it went down, according to court documents obtained by the Baltimore Sun: two undercover officers were in a 7-Eleven next to the Maryland campus. Reed came in and was seen by an officer putting a Twix ice cream bar into his pocket. The officer followed Reed and an unidentified male friend into the parking lot and tried to arrest him, at which point Reed resisted, fighting the officer with his hands and breaking two of the officer’s fingers.

Both of the cops were needed in order to subdue Reed.

In addition to the Twix ice cream bar, Reed also had four-pack of Reese’s peanut butter cups and a two-pack of King Size Reese’s peanut butter cups.

What’s that all mean?

Reed has lost his scholarship to Maryland and has been charged with second-degree assault, second degree assault of a police officer, theft under $100 and resisting arrest all because he didn’t want to pay for $5.59 worth of candy and fought a cop when he was caught shoplifting it. According to the Sun, the assault charges both carry maximum sentences of 10-years in prison, while the resisting arrest charge could net him three years.

This is just the latest in a long line of frustrating, sometimes head-scratching issues for Maryland this offseason. Five players — Seth Allen, Nick Faust, Roddy Peters, Shaq Cleare and Charles Mitchell — already transferred out of the program this season.

  1. drewsylvania - Aug 2, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Learned behaviors are hard to change. Guy just ruined his life.

  2. sportsfan18 - Aug 2, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    I obviously don’t know the kid, but for some, it’s just a matter of time.

    Had this not happened now, it would have been something else eventually.

    One may beat the odds for a while…

    Now, on the off chance that this was the FIRST time he’d ever done anything like this… I’m sorry.

    Oh, if it was the first time he’d done something like that, WHY did he fight?

    Even with the theft, had he not fought, his charges would have been minimal.

    Kid obviously didn’t understand that and that’s sad…

    A free ride to a major institution. Over 7 feet tall, exposure that he would have gotten etc…

    I’d say it’s stupid and dumb but those two words really don’t even begin to describe this. What he did.

  3. kansacity88 - Aug 2, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    It makes no sense whatsoever, but who am I to judge! What I CAN say is that it’s mind numbing the decisions these kids make nowadays.

  4. tomtravis76 - Aug 2, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    What is Turge doing with this program? Who are these kids that he is recruiting, who don’t improve their game and leave? How is this young man such a moron? People make mistakes, and you could even make the excuse that with all the crime around College park,he didn’t trust the undercover cops. But we know its the young man and his maturity. Hopefully he learns and come out the other side a better person.

  5. 1historian - Aug 4, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    What sort of family atmosphere, if any, did he come from? Did he have a father who had an active part in his life? Did he know his father? Did he know who his father was?

    If you want to call me a racist for asking these questions fire away, but they are valid questions.

    It ALL comes back to the family.

    I pray that this kid can get his life together before it’s too late.

    • klinickal - Aug 4, 2014 at 9:24 AM

      If your name is Trayvon (no matter the spelling) you should avoid candy like the plaque.

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