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Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Arrested & Charged With DUI

Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested Friday morning charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Seferian-Jenkins was driving at 75-80 mph in a 55 mph zone and made an improper lane change, cutting off an FHP trooper and “weaving back and forth.”

The report says that Seferian-Jenkins had glassy eyes and the smell of alcohol and appeared to be “agitated.” He also slurred his speech and was leaning on objects for balance.

Seferian-Jenkins declined to provide a breath sample to measure his blood-alcohol level and “performed poorly” on field sobriety tests.

Greg Auman points out that the NFL substance-abuse policy calls for a two-game suspension for conviction and/or admission of an alcohol-related arrest.

This is the second DUI charge for Jenkins, who had previously pleaded guilty to driving under the influence while at the University of Washington back in 2013.

Seferian-Jenkins, 23, is a former second-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2014. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $5.254 million contract and set to make a base salary of $822,721 for the 2016 season.

In 2016, Seferian-Jenkins has appeared in two games and caught three passes for 44 yards receiving and a touchdown.