Reed, who pled guilty, was given a sentence of 15 days in jail beginning on May 11th when he will be finished with spring semester classes. The judge’s ruling for first-offender status means if Reed can avoid having a conviction on his record if he meets the terms of his probationary period.
Last July the seven-footer was charged with having a physical confrontation with an off-duty police office outside a 7-11 store located next to the University of Maryland campus. The officer said he witnessed Reed taking candy (valued at $5.59) from the store.
The University of Maryland withdrew the scholarship offer after the incident and Reed later joined Coach Bruce Pearl’s Auburn team in December after spending the fall in a prep school.
Reed issued a statement on Tuesday following the judge’s ruling, “I want to thank Coach Pearl for standing by me, not only today, but since I decided to come to Auburn. I am very sorry for my actions last summer. Coach teaches us that we must own up to and learn from our mistakes and I have. I look forward to putting this behind me and returning to school with my coaches, teammates and the rest of the Auburn family.”
On Tuesday, Pearl said, “Trayvon understands he must be held accountable for his actions. I’m proud of how Trayvon is learning from his mistake and taken advantage of his opportunity at Auburn to become a better student, teammate and citizen, and I understand the judge also recognized how well he has conducted himself academically and in community service. I look forward to helping him continue to mature and having him back on campus to start his summer semester classes.”
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