Trayvon Reed, a 7-foot-1 center who was supposed to be part of Maryland's highly-ranked 2014 recruiting class before an arrest this summer led to his dismissal from the team, pleaded guilty to second-degree misdemeanor assault Friday in District Court in Hyattsville.
Attorney David Putzi said sentencing was pushed back to April because neither Reed nor the police officer he was accused to scuffling with on July 30, could appear in court. Reed, who committed to Auburn after Maryland decided not to let him enroll, is currently attending ELEV|8 Sports Institute, a private post-grad academy in Delray Beach, Fla.
Reed was initally charged with theft under $100 and second-degree felony assault after an incident outside a College Park convenience store. A plainclothes officer working in the 7-Eleven observed Reed putting two candy bars and an ice cream bar in his sweatpants before leaving the store without paying.
When he was confronted by the officer, Reed tried to run away, according to the police report. In a scuffle that ensured, the officer had a finger broken.
Reed is expected to enroll at Auburn in January and will be eligible immediately.