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Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles told reporters Tuesday that wide receiver Travis Jonsen is being released, one day after being arrested in Tampa Bay early Monday morning and charged with driving under the influence.
According to Rick Stroud and Sue Carlton of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay police officers spotted Jonsen "straddling lane markers, speeding and weaving," and driving in a manner that was "indicative of impairment." Officers stopped him at 1505 N Dale Mabry Highway. In their report, they said that Jonsen appeared to be impaired, and he was arrested at 3:18 am.
Following his arrest, Jonsen refused to take a blood-alcohol test. He was booked at 4:56 am. He was released on $500 cash bond at 11:47 am.
Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht released a statement about Jonsen's arrest on Monday, shortly after Jonsen was released.
"We expect all members of our organization to uphold the high standards that have been established," Licht said via Greg Auman. "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."
Jonsen, 25, had been a practice squad player for the Bucs for the last two years.