Freshman Reed charged with DUI, drug possession

Attackman misses 5-4 loss to No. 8 Navy while suspended

Maryland men

April 06, 2008|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,Sun reporter

Freshman attackman Travis Reed was charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana, forcing the Maryland men's lacrosse team to suspend its leading goal scorer Friday night.

As first reported by The Diamondback, the university newspaper, Reed, a Boys' Latin graduate, was driving a motorized scooter in the parking lot of a convenience store on Knox Road in College Park when he was stopped by police about 2:20 a.m. Thursday.

During a search, marijuana was found in Reed's possession.

Terps coach Dave Cottle said he wasn't certain how long Reed would be suspended, deferring to the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct. According to the code as cited by The Diamondback, an athlete charged with DUI or driving while impaired will face a suspension of 10 percent of the competitive schedule.

Reed, who had 18 goals and five assists in nine contests, served the first game of that suspension, standing on the sideline during No. 6 Maryland's 5-4 loss to No. 8 Navy.

"As coaches, our job is to educate the players about on- and off-field behavior," Cottle said. "We will follow the policies of the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct."

Asked whether he was disappointed by Reed's infraction, Cottle said: "When you play on a team, you're a member of a family, and sometimes you don't always agree with a family member's decision. But we're going to support Travis every way we can."

If Reed, who was unavailable for comment, sits out the Terps' next contest against No. 12 Johns Hopkins on Saturday, Cottle said the team would consider starting either senior Max Ritz or freshman Brett Weiss (Boys' Latin) in Reed's place.

edward.lee@baltsun.com

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