Well, add another Buccaneer to the list of troublemakers from this past off-season. Joining the ranks of other Bucs who have run afoul of the law, defensive end Alex Magee was arrested on Monday for possession and driving with an expired tag. According to Bay News Nine:
Magee’s full name – Arcilla Alexander Magee – was driving his 2009 Dodge Charger when he was stopped on East Kennedy Blvd. and North Nebraska Ave. at 1:13pm, the report says. The officer smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle. The investigation turned up a “misdemeanor amount of field test positive marijuana”, according to the report.
Magee was originally a member of the Kansas City Chiefs before being traded to Tampa last season. He played mostly as a reserve last season for the Bucs, notching two sacks and forced fumble. The bottom line is that Alex Magee can probably expect to be made an example of when NFL business resumes. The sad truth is that even without a history of these issues, he’s a marginal player who the Bucs could do without and much like they did with Jerramy Stevens last year, he will probably be the sacrifice made to get league pundits to stop with the “Raheem Morris is an enabler” business.
Magee has some promise, but having been relegated to back-up duty on what was already a downright terrible defensive line last season, I can’t see the Bucs sticking with him much longer. I never like to see a player get cut or hurt his career prospects, but it’s looking that way for Magee.