Highly touted freshman recruit Jordan Reed was reinstated to the Binghamton University men’s basketball team on Friday after he accepted the District Attorney’s offer of an “adjournment in contemplation of dismissal,” following his Oct. 7 arrest on charges of disorderly conduct. Under the agreement, the charges against Reed will be dropped if he completes 20 hours of community service and stays clear of future criminal charges for the next six months.
According to a statement release by the athletic department on Friday, Reed will face a three-game suspension at the start of the season at the recommendation of the Binghamton University Athletics Review Board. The board met with Reed on Oct. 18 and made its recommendation according to department policy.
“Per our policy, I have reviewed the recommendation of the Athletics Review Board and have made the decision to reinstate Jordan with the additional three-game sanction,” Athletic Director Patrick Elliott said in the statement. “We hold our student-athletes to a high standard of conduct and accountability, and I feel that the multiple-game suspension reflects those expectations.”
The suspension will sit Reed down for the team’s season-opening exhibition against Susquehanna University on Nov. 11 and the team’s first two regular season games against Loyola University Maryland and Brown University. He will be eligible to play starting with the Nov. 14 game against the Naval Academy. The freshman has been allowed to practice with the team and participate in preseason activities since his reinstatement on Friday.
Senior forward Javon Ralling, who was arrested alongside Reed on Oct. 7, did not yet accept a plea agreement and is still currently suspended. The department announced his suspension will remain unchanged “pending future court proceedings.”
According to court documents obtained by Pipe Dream, Reed was accused of instigating a “profanity-laced confrontation” with police officers while standing in a large crowd outside of 93 State St. He allegedly refused to leave the area after the police officers’ numerous orders to do so.
Court documents stated that Ralling was charged with swatting down the arm of a police officer after being ordered to leave the area of a “disturbance” outside the same State Street address. According to the complaint, he began to walk toward an officer “in a threatening manner while shouting obscenities,” and proceeded to pull his arm and body away from an officer after being told he was under arrest, after which he continued to struggle with the officers and refused to comply to several orders to place his hands behind his back.
— Daniel S. Weintraub contributed to this report.