LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Trayvon Reed’s career as a Terrapin ended before it had a chance to begin after the athletic department’s decision to prohibit him from enrolling in classes following his arrest Wednesday night in College Park.
“Trayvon failed to meet the standards that are required by the university athletics department,” Maryland basketball men’s coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement about the 7-foot-1 center released Friday.
Reed is charged with second-degree assault, second-degree assault of a police officer, theft under $100 and resisting arrest. He is scheduled for a hearing in Prince George’s County District Court in Hyattsville on Sept. 15.
Reed was arrested just before midnight Wednesday following an incident outside a 7-Eleven convenience store on Route 1. According to court documents, two plainclothes officers working in the store witnessed Reed putting a Twix ice cream bar into his pants pocket and leaving the store without paying.
One of the officers then approached Reed, shows his identification and told Reed and an unidentified male companion that he was under arrest. Reed attempted to run away as the officer tried to arrest him, but the other officer was able to grab him.
According to the Baltimore Sun, a scuffle ensued and police say Reed fought the officer “with his hands” and struck the officer on the left hand. Both officers were able to subdue Reed, but the officer struck by Reed wound up with two broken fingers.
Reed was found in possession of the stolen ice cream bar as well as numerous items of candy.
The second-degree assault charges carry sentences of 10 years each, and fines ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 (for assaulting an officer). The theft charge carries a maximum term of 90 days in jail and/or a $500 fine; resisting arrest carries a maximum term of three years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Reed transferred for his senior year of high school to the Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J., specifically to help give him a better academic foundation for college as well as learn how to play center under the tutelage of Life Center coach Pervis Ellison, a former NBA player and college star at Louisville.
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