Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Cato!

You turned 28, had nine tackles and a forced fumble in the Buc victory in Atlanta, and may have celebrated a little too much on the plane home or afterwards.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Cato June was arrested early this morning and charged with driving under the influence.

"Mistakes," a soft-spoken June said as he walked out of the jail late this morning to a waiting minivan, "bad mistakes."

Tampa police arrested June, who turned 28 on Sunday, on North Dale Mabry Highway near Hillsborough Avenue at 2:52 a.m., according to a Tampa police report. In an arrest affidavit, Tampa police Officer Peter Bucher said his radar clocked June's 2005 blue Cadillac sport utility vehicle at 66 mph on Dale Mabry Highway at Osborne Avenue. The Cadillac was in a 45 mph zone, the affidavit said.

The officer said he approached June and detected the smell of alcohol on his breath. June also had bloodshot and glassy eyes, the officer said in the affidavit.

"Field sobriety exercises were conducted," the affidavit said. "The defendant exhibited clues of impairment."

Cato was stopped about 2 miles north of Raymond James Stadium. I guess the guys fly in from Atlanta, then take a shuttle to the Ray Jay where they parked their cars.

The Bucs are 6-4 with a two game lead on the rest in the South Division. But it's a case of the one-eyed man being king in the land of the blind. We have a 37-year-old tiny QB and are on our third-string RB. If either go down, it's over.

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