CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 23: Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins #87 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs after a catch during the NFL game against the Chicago Bears on November 23, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Buccaneers 21-13. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Hoping for a big year, Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins may not get the chance to fulfill that dream. He was arrested on charges of a DUI after being pulled over at 3:42 AM Friday morning. One of the favorite targets of Jameis Winston, Seferian-Jenkins has continued to find ways to be in the news despite not doing a lot on the field.

An arrest report obtained by the Tampa Bay Times stated that Seferian-Jenkins had glassy eyes and the smell of alcohol on his breath. He was also described as “agitated,” slurring his speech and leaning on objects for balance. On-field sobriety tests were “performed poorly,” and Seferian-Jenkins also would not provide a breath sample to measure his blood-alcohol level.

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

This isn’t his first time getting into trouble with enforcement, as he plead guilty to a DUI charge in 2013 while playing for the University of Washington.

Seferian-Jenkins’ name has continually been in the news for for the wrong reasons. He was booted from practice this summer by Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter due to a lack of effort, then lashed out on Twitter trying to save face. This is another situation where a player seemingly has everything, yet continues to throw it all away over multiple bad decisions.

As the Buccaneers try to improve this year, they may be doing it without Seferian-Jenkins, leaving the team with very little depth at tight end. Endangering someone’s life is well outside the scope of sports and should be taken seriously. Playing professional football should be in the very back of his mind as he deals with this issue.

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