Buccaneers wide receiver David Boston was arrested Thursday night and charged with driving under the influence.
According to the Tampa Tribune, Boston was found asleepÂ at the wheel of his vehicle at 49th Street and Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park. The vehicle’s engine was still running.
The report goes on to state that Boston explained to police that he had traveled from Celebration in Orlando and was headed to the Tampa International Airport.
Although breathalyzer tests showed that there was no alcohol in his system, Boston was also given a field sobriety test, at which point it was determined that there was probable cause to arrest him and charge him with driving under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol.
Police are waiting on the results of Boston’s urine tests.
Boston, 29, re-signed with Tampa Bay in January after being released by the Bucs in September of 2006. He was working his way back from two serious knee injuries and was listed as Tampa Bay’s starting Z (flanker) receiver on the team’s official depth chart.
Depending on the outcome of his urine tests and case, Boston, who was suspended by the NFL in 2004 for a positive steroid test, could face anything from a fine and suspended license to being released by the Bucs and/or suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
The charges could also be dropped if Boston’s urine tests do not test positive for any illegal substances.
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