Posted: 1:27 pm Monday, August 4th, 2014

Georgia 7-footer released by Maryland after arrest for $5.81 in candy 

By Michael Carvell

Trayvon Reed, a 7-foot-1 center from Shiloh High School, won’t be allowed to enroll on a basketball scholarship at Maryland after being arrested last week, according to the Baltimore Sun’s Don Markus.

Reed was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree assault of a police officer, theft under $100 and resisting arrest.

The trouble started when two policemen saw Reed put an ice cream bar and two candy bars in his pocket at a 7-Eleven, per the website:

When the officer confronted Reed and another unnamed male outside the store, Reed “began acting as if he did not understand,” according to charging documents. The officer then reached to place Reed under arrest and Reed attempted to pull away and run.

According to police, Reed hit the officer on the left hand as he was trying to control the Maryland player. The other officer, who was inside the store, went to his fellow officer’s aid.

Reed took one four-pack of Reese’s peanut butter cups, one two-pack of big Reeses peanut butter cups and a Twix ice cream bar. The total value was $5.81.

Reed, who attended a prep school last year, had around a dozen offers out of Shiloh High School, including Georgia Tech and UGA. He will have a hearing next month on the charges, but Maryland coach Mark Turgeon decided to go ahead and part ways.

“I regret that I was unable to meet the responsibilities that were expected of me from Coach Turgeon and the University of Maryland,” Reed said in a statement released by Maryland’s athletics department.