.....before safety Tanard Jackson got suspended by the NFL for getting high.
Jackson will miss the first four games of the regular season without pay after an unspecified violation of the league's substances of abuse policy, leaving the Bucs without a two-year starter and one of the defense's most feared hitters. The penalty will cost Jackson $108,235 in salary.
Also. this doesn't help either.
A Tampa Bay Buccaneers player is accused of resisting arrest without violence and simple battery.
Cornerback Aqib Talib, 23, posted $300 bail this morning and was released from the Pinellas County jail after he was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol. Both charges are misdemeanors.
The police report said that there was " an indication of alcohol influence". Really?
My big brother, the Chief, is a Jaguar season tix holder. I will be joining him Saturday night in Jacksonville to watch those Buccaneers who aren't getting high or beating on cabbies.
Update: Local sports talk is presenting the theory that the cabbie may be trying to cash in on this - that he may be trying to take advantage of a rich, sobriety-deprived athlete.