Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Torrie Cox was arrested Saturday morning and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the Tampa Tribune.
According to the Tribune’s report, Cox, who has been serving as the Bucs’ primary kickoff returner since Week 4 and and replaced Mario Edwards as the team’s nickel cornerback two weeks ago, was arrested at 3 a.m. on the Courtney Campbell Parkway. He was released at 11:30 a..m. Saturday morning after posting $500 bail.
Cox’s status for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons remains uncertain. Should he be held out of the game, Cox, who entered the NFL with the Bucs in 2003 as a sixth-round draft pick out of Pittsburgh, will likely be replaced on defense by Edwards. Running backs Earnest Graham and Ian Smart could be called on to replace Cox on kickoff returns.
“Bucs general manager Bruce Allen met with Torrie Cox on Saturday regarding this incident,” Bucs spokesman Jeff Kamis told the Tribune. “Bruce will continue to gather all the information possible regarding this incident and will deal with it appropriately.”
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