Ravens offensive lineman Jah Reid will not have to stand trial for battery charges, after being accepted into a 12-month diversion program for an alleged altercation in a Florida strip club, according to the Monroe County (Fla.) Clerk’s Office. The clerk’s office said Reid was not present in court Friday, but was represented by his attorney.
Reid was arrested and charged March 9 after an alleged fight, in which he was accused of head-butting and kicking a man. Reid is one of four Ravens arrested this offseason. The marijuana charges against wide receiver Deonte Thompson were dismissed. Running back Ray Rice (aggravated assault) has been accepted into a pre-trial intervention program, and running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (misdemeanor destruction of property, drunk in public), has a June 26 court date.
Reid has been sidelined at OTA’s due to a strained calf. A third-round draft choice in 2011, Reid faces a battle to make this year’s roster, but at least his court date is behind him.