Reuben Houston

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Reuben Houston
Date of birth (1982-10-30) October 30, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Miami, Fl
Career information
Position(s) Cornerback
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg)
College Georgia Tech

Reuben James Houston (born October 30, 1982) better known by his stage name Rico Richie is an American rapper and former cornerback for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team from 2002 to 2005.[1]

Football career[edit]

Houston had 158 career tackles, 16 pass breakups, 12 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He is also a former all-ACC triple jumper for Georgia Tech's track team.[1]

Houston graduated on December 17, 2005 with a degree in management.[1] He was signed as a free agent on a tryout contract by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 8, 2006,[2][3][4] but was released on August 6, 2006.[5]

Legal Troubles[edit]

On June 22, 2005, he was arrested for allegedly conspiring to distribute 94 pounds of marijuana worth $60,000.[6] Houston was subsequently suspended from the Tech football team, but was reinstated following a judge's controversial order that Houston must be allowed to play football at Tech.[7][8][9][10] Houston was sentenced on April 4, 2006 to nine months probation as part of a plea deal.[11][12]

In December 2006, Houston was arrested in Florida for possession of over 20 grams of marijuana. He began a year-and-one-month prison sentence in June 2007 and was released in May 2008.

In March 2010, Houston surrendered to the Cobb County jail on outstanding warrants for terroristic threats, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.[13]

Hip-Hop Career[edit]

Houston is currently pursuing a career in rap music. He goes by the stage name of "Rico Richie" and received popularity with his single "Poppin" (prod. 808 Mafia) released in 2015. Houston is currently distributed by La Familia Entertainment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Player Bio: Reuben Houston". RamblinWreck.com. Georgia Tech Alumni Association. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  2. ^ "Bucs sign CB Reuben Houston". TampaBays10.com. 2006-05-08. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  3. ^ "CB is signed by Bucs". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 2006-05-09. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  4. ^ "News: Tryout Player Signed". Buccaneers.com. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  5. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Transactions". ESPN. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  6. ^ "Houston arrested in marijuana conspiracy". The Technique. 2005-07-01. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2007-09-06.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  7. ^ "Court rules in favor of Houston". The Technique. 2005-11-18. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  8. ^ "Jackets' Houston back at practice despite felony drug charges". CBS Sportsline. 2005-11-16. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  9. ^ "Judge Orders Tech To Reinstate Player Facing Felony Drug Charge". CSTV.com. 2005-11-15. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  10. ^ "Junk Justice, Athlete Pandering help accused felon Reuben Houston play for Georgia Tech". thegolfspace.com. 2005-11-16. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  11. ^ "News from the San Joaquin Valley". SignOnSanDiego.com. 2006-04-05. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  12. ^ "Tech's Houston signs contract with Bucs". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 2006-05-09. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  13. ^ "Former Ga. Tech Player Turns Himself In". wsbtv.com. 2010-03-15.