Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins arrested, charged with DUI

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers parsimonious finish Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested early Friday morning in Tampa, Florida, and charged with DUI, ESPN has confirmed.

Bucs manager Dirk Koetter became wakeful of a occurrence Friday morning while he was already during a facility. “By a time [we] found out, we were into meetings this morning and we’ve been on a use field,” Koetter pronounced of a incident. “We usually don’t know all a sum yet.”

He added, “Right now, we don’t have all a information. We’re wakeful of it. [General manager] Jason [Licht] and we will be removing together this afternoon. Whatever is going to occur will be forthcoming.”

At approximately 4 a.m. Friday, Seferian-Jenkins was stopped by a Florida Highway Patrol after entering southbound Interstate 275 nearby State Road 60 roving during 75-80 mph in a 55 mph zone.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol, he was weaving behind and onward and executed an crude line change. He refused a breathalyzer exam during a Hillsborough County Jail. Seferian-Jenkins was charged with DUI and defilement of an Ignition Interlock Device limitation from a 2013 DUI detain in Washington.

He was expelled during 12:30 p.m. on $750 money bond.

“Any time a actor is blank from practice, we wish to find out a reason why. We wish to make certain they’re OK,” Koetter said. “After we find out what a conditions is, we will residence it and conflict accordingly formed on what a joining policies are, what a group policies are, what ownership’s policies are.”

Koetter would not divulge if he had any personal policies on players abusing ethanol or arrested for DUI. He also would not criticism on one of his team’s pivotal players celebration and staying out until 4 a.m. a night before a use and 3 nights before a home opener.

“There’s a lot to go through,” Koetter said. “I’ve been during practice. I’ve been bustling removing prepared for a Rams given 6:30 this morning.”

The news was initial reported by a Tampa Bay Times.

This occurrence isn’t a initial time Seferian-Jenkins has lifted eyebrows or exhibited discouraging function this year. On a final day of OTAs in June, Koetter kicked him out of use for not being prepared and as Koetter put it, “Not meaningful what he was doing.”

Then in training camp, Seferian-Jenkins was bumped out of his starting position on a abyss draft by Cameron Brate. He had given won a right to start along with Brate, and his bid was praised by Koetter.

Seferian-Jenkins had dual catches for 14 yards Sunday opposite a Cardinals.

The team’s starting parsimonious finish final week, Luke Stocker, has not used this week since of an ankle injury, that could leave Brate and Brandon Myers as a usually accessible parsimonious ends on a 53-man roster. After practice, Brate stayed late to locate passes from quarterback Jameis Winston.

The Bucs horde a Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

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