Seminoles' Reed suspended for one game, to miss Virginia Tech

Updated: October 22, 2008, 2:39 PM ET
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com

Florida State receiver Bert Reed is suspended for Saturday's game against Virginia Tech, coach Bobby Bowden said Wednesday.

Bowden declined to say why Reed was suspended, but said it was only for one game.

A source within the program said that Reed was suspended because he missed class and violated the school's new academic policy.

"He's out," Bowden said. "I wanted to keep it a secret ... that's something you really wouldn't like the opponent to know that."

Reed, a freshman, has caught 12 passes for 208 yards and has developed into a versatile playmaker for the Seminoles.

He is used as a receiver (17.3 yards per catch), running back (11 yards per carry), and on kickoff returns (22 yards per return ). He is averaging 67.83 all-purpose yards per game but hasn't played more than five plays in the past four games.

Heather Dinich is a college football reporter for ESPN.com.