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Maryland hoops recruit loses scholarship over a Twix ice cream bar

Trayvon Reed, one of the top recruits in the Class of 2014, was released from his Maryland scholarship after a 7-Eleven theft — YouTube screen shot

Trayvon Reed, one of the top recruits in the Class of 2014, was released from his Maryland scholarship after a 7-Eleven theft — YouTube screen shot

In the annals of epic bad decisions, one made by basketball recruit Trayvon Reed may belong right near the top.

As brought to USA Today HSS’ attention by our friends at The Big Lead, Reed, a recent graduate from New Life Academy in New Jersey and one of the top prospects in the Class of 2014, had his scholarship offer from the University of Maryland revoked following an arrest for theft, resisting arrest and second degree assault of a police officer. The charges were connected to an incident at a Maryland 7-Eleven in which Reed allegedly stole a Twix ice cream bar, a four-pack of Reese’s peanut butter cups and a king sized two-pack of Reese’s peanut butter cups.

The total value of the items stolen were significantly less than $10, but that didn’t keep Reed from aggressively attacking two plainclothes officers who were inside the store at the time of the incident. According to the Baltimore Sun, when they approached Reed and attempted to place him under arrest, he first tried to flee, then began fighting back.

Neither of those is a good move when dealing with police.

Maryland released Reed from his scholarship on Monday, leading to the following revelation of simple mathematics from TBL’s Jason McIntyre:

Reed just lost $80k because he tried to take less than $6 worth of snacks.

5 comments
thehumburger
thehumburger

Something tells me the assault and resisting arrest were more of a factor than shoplifting a Twix, though that wouldn't have been as cute of a headline.

Benny_BottaBing
Benny_BottaBing

no excuse but obviously he didnt know the deal was gonna make him $80k or he would of stayed at home for sure!

http://usatodayhss.com/2014/maryland-hoops-recruit-lost-his-scholarship-over-a-twix-ice-cream-bar
Maryland hoops recruit loses scholarship over a Twix ice cream bar
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