Troopers Arrest Bucs Tight End on DUI Charge

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence.

Sgt. Steve Gaskins said in a news release that Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested Friday morning.

According to the release, Trooper Tabarie Sullivan was traveling in his cruiser when he saw Seferian-Jenkins enter southbound Interstate 275 going between 75 and 80 miles per hour. The release says the football player’s vehicle then cut off the trooper’s cruiser and began weaving back and forth.

Gaskins says Seferian-Jenkins is being charged with DUI and violation of an ignition interlock device restriction from an arrest in Washington in 2013. He refused a breath test at the Hillsborough County Jail.

Seferian-Jenkins played at the University of Washington and was drafted by the Bucs in 2014.

It’s not known whether he has a lawyer.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

This site uses cookies, tokens, and other third party scripts to recognize visitors of our sites and services, remember your settings and privacy choices, and — depending on your settings and privacy choices — enable us and some key partners to collect information about you so that we can improve our services and deliver relevant ads.

By continuing to use our site or clicking Agree, you agree that CBS and our key partners may collect data and use cookies for personalized ads and other purposes, as described more fully in our privacy policy. You can change your settings at any time by clicking Manage Settings.