It certainly doesn’t appear as though the issues between Josh Freeman and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will go away until Josh Freeman is no longer a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
How that ultimately comes to fruition is still up in the air.
According to Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated, the Buccaneers have fined Freeman twice in the past month for conduct detrimental to the team. The fines were for missing at least one team meeting and participating in an unauthorized media interview. Freeman plans to appeal the fines.
However, Trotter theorizes (as have we) that fines could just be a starting point for the Buccaneers. The fines could ultimately lead toward the team trying to suspend Freeman without pay while they attempt to trade him. The fines are just the latest in an ugly string of incidents between the franchise and their former starting quarterback.
Neither side appears to want to be around the other for very much longer. Freeman has asked to be traded or released, the Buccaneers are trying to trade Freeman but finding no suitors as of yet. It’s a marriage that seems destined for a divorce sooner than later. How much devastation is left in the warpath remains to be seen.