Alex Magee was arrested on Monday in Tampa.

Alex Magee Arrested

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.

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  • nelsonvillian

    he did not get arrested . . research the facts before you report . . he was ticketed . . a minor infraction . . and oh my god, do football players smoke pot? WOW! . . what a story . . wasn’t exciting enough so we put up big headlines . . be a journalist . . this isn’t the enquirer . . or is it?

  • Patrik Nohe

    Research the facts? First of all, that is still considered a written arrest whether or not he was detained so, from a semantic standpoint it is accurate. Also that’s what was reported last night by CBS, BayNews 9 and several other reputable news sources as well. Some (gasp) even in their headlines!

    CBS: Alex Magee arrested on drug charge

    And quite frankly, even with him being released on his own recognizance, under Florida state law if they suspect you are driving under the influence they are supposed to be required to take you in, so in a way it’s almost more surprising he wasn’t booked right then and there. But it’s downright dumb you’re coming down on me when the big guys all got it wrong too and they have considerably more resources than a blog currently based out of Tallahassee. PFT, CBS and the local news all get it wrong, but lets go after the blogs. Thanks. I have a day job, I can’t just spend all day calling the Hillsborough Sherrifs Office and Tampa PD looking for comments on a story. But the guys whose job it is to do that get it wrong and I’m still the asshole.

    Also I never condemned anyone for smoking pot, where in there does it seem like I’m surprised a player was caught with weed?

  • Patrik Nohe

    Posted at 11 AM today by the “journalists” at the St. Pete Times:

    “Arrest puts Alex Magee on shaky ground with Tampa Bay Buccaneers”

  • nelsonvillian

    You wrote: 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.

    the defensive line kicked for downright terrible . . what did they do to drew breese and the saints . . how did they go 10 and 6? . . it certainly was not the offense . .

    • Patrik Nohe

      Are you serious? The Bucs ranked 28th against the run and had the second fewest sacks in the league. Clearly Mark Dominik thought it needed to be addressed when he spent his first two picks in this year’s draft on defensive ends. So excuse me for not giving the line a break on the merits of one good game.

      And the Bucs went 10-6 for two reasons, one being Josh Freeman lead seven 4th quarter comebacks and the other being the Bucs secondary was able to bail out the defensive line with great coverage (7th against the pass despite being second to last in sacks). Go back and watch film from some of those games and it’ll look like the interior of the line was on roller skates. At points last year the best defender at setting the edge was Ronde Barber. I’m not going to sugarcoat it. I completely stand by that assessment of the line. The Bucs line was terrible last season. Bottom five in the league. The Bucs were 10-6 in spite of its defensive front four, possibly even front seven.