Ravens reserve offensive lineman Jah Reid has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of battery stemming from an altercation at a strip club in Key West, Fla. Reid's lawyer, Samuel Kaufman, entered the plea during an arraignment hearing on behalf of the NFL player. Reid is now scheduled for an April 30 pretrial conference on the docket of Judge Perry Fowler. The case stems from a March 9 incident at the Red Garter Saloon, where the 6-foot-7, 340-pound Reid allegedly head-butted, punched and kicked a man following an argument, according to Key West police. Reid remains free on bail. The incident between Reid, 25, and the man, as well as security guards, was captured on video surveillance, according to an arrest affidavit. The fight was prompted by Reid being accidentally bumped into by Edmond Mussa, and then police said it escalated into a brawl during which Reid punched security guards. Another man, Benjamin Buxton, was also arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery. Reid spoke with Ravens coach John Harbaugh following the incident to give his side of the story and was apologetic, according to a source.
Ravens G/T Jah Reid pleads not guilty to two charges of misdemeanor battery
Baltimore Sun | Apr 2