Trayvon Reed’s future looked bright as a four-star high school basketball recruit set to enroll at the University of Maryland.
Instead, Reed’s playing career is over before it even began, all because of a candy bar.
According to court documents, Reed was spotted by two plainclothes officers stealing a Twix ice cream bar from a 7-Eleven convenience store early Thursday morning. When the officers confronted Reed and placed him under arrest, the 7-foot-1 center fought back after trying to run away.
One of the officers suffered two broken fingers in the scuffle.
Two days later, the Maryland athletic department announced that the 19-year-old would not be allowed to enroll in classes at Maryland in addition to being kicked off the basketball team.
“Trayvon failed to meet the standards that are required by the university athletics department,” Terrapins basketball coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement Friday, via the Baltimore Sun.
Once a promising high school prospect and potential college star, Reed now faces second-degree assault and theft charges that carry a potential 10-year prison sentence.
“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 the school.
Hat tip to Barstool Sports