Trayvon Reed, an 18-year old, 7-foot-1 high school basketball recruit, had a scholarship to play for Maryland. A top 100 talent, Reed was part of a monster class that I thought would get the Terps back to the NCAA Tournament.
Last week, Reed tried to steal food from 7-Eleven, got caught, and poof, his scholarship is gone.
According to court documents, two plainclothes officers working in the store saw Reed putting a Twix ice cream bar into his pants pocket and leaving the store without paying.
When one of the officers saw Reed take the ice cream from his pocket in the parking lot, the officer showed his identification to Reed and an unidentified male companion and told Reed he was under arrest.
As the officer tried to arrest him, Reed tried to run away but the officer grabbed him. A scuffle ensued and police said Reed fought the officer “with his hands” and struck the officer on the left hand.
The officer, who needed the help of his partner to subdue Reed, wound up with two broken fingers.
Charged with second-degree assault, second degree assault of a police officer, theft under $100 and resisting arrest obviously terrified the Terps, who yanked his scholarship. Man, imagine if you were all set to go to college – all four years were going to be paid for – and then you lost it all over an ice cream bar. When cops arrested Reed, they also found “a four-pack of Reese’s Cups also priced at $2.11 as well as a two-pack of King Sized Reese’s Cups worth $1.37.”