according to Victoria Lin of Bay News 9. Magee was stopped by the arresting officer for driving a car with an expired license tag. The officer smelled marijuana and searched the 2009 Dodge Charger and found that Magee was in possession of marijuana.
The Bucs traded for Magee prior to the trading deadline last year. Magee was a backup for the remainder of the season. Last year Magee had 11 tackles with two sacks and a forced fumble for Tampa Bay. Magee was a third-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2009 NFL Draft.
The 6-foot-3, 298-pound Magee could have his roster spot impacted by his arrest. Magee was expected to compete with holdovers Michael Bennett, Kyle Moore, George Johnson, Doug Worthington, and others for roster spots. The Bucs selected defensive ends with their first two picks in the draft in Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers. The team plans on the two rookies becoming long-term starters early in their NFL careers. Bennett is the most likely to be the third defensive end on the depth chart or early starter if Bowers needs time due to a knee injury. That would leave one or two roster spots for Moore, Johnson, Worthington, Magee, and others to try and earn.
In the past two seasons the Bucs have released some backup players that have been arrested. That group includes tight end Jerramy Stevens, wide receiver Anthony Mix, and offensive linemen Marcus Johnson. This offseason Tampa Bay has had a few members of the organization get in legal trouble. The coordinator of pro scouting Shelton Quarles and the assistant to the head coach Jay Kaiser were arrested on DUI charges.
Cornerback Aqib Talib also was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in March of this year. Previously Talib had been arrested in August of 2009 for punching a cab driver. He has been involved in other fights with the Buccaneers and was suspended for the first game of the season last year. In the second half of the season linebacker Geno Hayes was arrested for an incident outside a night club. Both players are starters and neither was released.
The Bucs and the NFL have to wait to suspend or release any of their players until the lockout is over.