Bucs’ Travis Jonsen arrested for DUI

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Buccaneers wide receiver Travis Jonsen was arrested early this morning for driving under the influence.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Jonsen was arrested by Tampa Police at 3:18 a.m.

Jonsen refused a blood-alcohol test and was booked at 4:56 a.m., and he remains in jail on a $500 bond.

Although he has never appeared in an NFL regular-season game, Jonsen has spent the last two years with the Buccaneers on the practice squad and was expecting to compete for a roster spot this year in training camp. Given his status as a bottom-of-the-roster player, it won’t be surprising if the Buccaneers release Jonsen and he doesn’t get another opportunity. If he does remain in the NFL, he’ll be subject to a potential suspension under the league’s substance-abuse policy.

UPDATE 11:57 a.m. ET: Via Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com, Bucs GM Jason Licht released the following statement: “We expect all members of our organization to uphold the high standards that have been established. We are aware of the situation regarding Travis Jonsen from earlier this morning and will refrain from further comment at this time while the legal process continues.”

8 responses to “Bucs’ Travis Jonsen arrested for DUI

  1. 3:18 AM. Probably the only car on the road. A siting duck. Now he can’t even be an Uber driver … which is where he’s heading once the Bucs dump him. Nice play Einstein.

  2. Just because you refuse a breathalyzer doesn’t automatically make guilt. Your attorney will advice you not to for a myriad of reasons. Those tests have been proven to be very unreliable.

  3. We need common sense drunk driving laws. Comprehensive background checks on all alcoholic beverages sold. And no one needs to have alcohol content above 5%. Did I miss anything?

  4. drunkinybor says:
    May 30, 2022 at 2:27 pm
    Just because you refuse a breathalyzer doesn’t automatically make guilt. Your attorney will advice you not to for a myriad of reasons. Those tests have been proven to be very unreliable.
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    It may not reflect guilt (but lets be honest, a person who hasnt had anything to drink isnt refusing), but in many places, I suspect most places, refusal is an automatic license suspension for a year. So get ready for him to be arrested in the next 12 months for driving without a license.

  5. In the UK, a refusal is an automatic 12 month ban. That’s BEFORE you’re hit with anything else like drink/drug driving. So I expect the same thing might happen here.

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