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January 10, 2010 @ 3:11 pm
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SS Phillips Arrested On Felony Battery Charge

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Scott Reynolds

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UPDATED 1/11/10: Bucs SS Jermaine Phillips was arrested at 4:50 a.m. on Sunday and charged with domestic battery by strangulation, which is a felony. Phillips remains in a Hillsborough County jail and is being held without bond. The Bucs issued a statement Sunday night.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were hoping to make some positive headlines during the offseason as they look to improve on a dismal 3-13 season.

The headline on Sunday wasn't a favorable one for the Bucs, who saw strong safety Jermaine Phillips get arrested at 4:50 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office website. Phillips is charged with domestic battery by strangulation, which is a felony, of his wife after she confronted him over a number that appeared on Phillips' cell phone. Phillips remained in a Hillsborough County jail on Sunday without bond although he is expected to be released on his own recognizance on Monday.

The 30-year old Phillips, who is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in 2010 after signing a one-year contract last year, spent most of the 2009 season on injured reserve after breaking his thumb against Buffalo in Week 2.

Since joining the Buccaneers in 2002 as a fifth-round pick, Phillips has totaled 546 tackles, 34 passes defensed, 11 interceptions and three sacks.

The Buccaneers are still investigating the report and issued the following statement: "The Buccaneers are aware of the serious charges against Jermaine Phillips and will monitor the situation closely."


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