Not good news for Bucs fans as they woke up this morning and got ready for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff against the St. Louis Rams at Raymond James in Tampa.
Bucs Tight End Jerramy Stevens, 30, was arrested (again) and charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, Felony Possession of Marijuana (over 20 grams) and a Misdemeanor of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, according to authorities with the Tampa Police Department. A copy of Stevens' Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Booking Sheet has been hyperlinked to this blog.
"Obviously Jerramy won't be playing today," said Jonathan Grella, the director of public relations for the Buccaneers, said before the game against the St. Louis Rams in Tampa.
"We are deeply disappointed by the news," Grella said. "We'll treat this matter with the seriousness that it deserves."
A Tampa police Sergeant pulled Stevens over at Cypress Street and West Shore Boulevard just after 7 p.m. for loud music, police said.
After smelling marijuana coming from the inside of the purple 2006 Ford truck, the Sergeant searched it and found thirty eight (38) grams of marijuana (a Felony amount in the State of Florida).
Stevens was arrested and taken to Tampa's Orient Road Jail without incident. He was released on $4,500 bail a few hours later.
Stevens has a history of alcohol-related arrests including a 2007 conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Arizona, which resulted in a one-game suspension and a 30-day jail sentence.
Presumably, the NFL will come down harder on Stevens after this arrest. Fortunately, former University of Miami (shameless plug for my law school) star Kellen Winslow is having another standout year.
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