PewterReport.com is reporting that Bucs WR Jaydon Mickens was arrested in his hometown of Los Angeles, California on Friday, March 5, when police found a concealed firearm in his car during a traffic stop. According to the arrest report, the infraction carries a felony charge for Mickens, 26, who emerged last season as the Bucs best kick/punt returner during their Super Bowl Championship season.
A four-year pro, Mickens caught seven passes on ten targets for 58 yards this past season, including a pivotal 5-catch, 36-yard performance against the Giants. Mickens biggest impact came on kick returns, where he averaged nearly 25 yards per return.
Mickens was released from Los Angeles Police Department custody after posting bail for $35,000. His next court date is slated for July 8, 2021 in Los Angeles. Mickens is under contract with the Bucs for the 2021 season with a base salary of $920,000.
The Bucs released the following statement regarding Mickens’ arrest:
“We are aware of the issue regarding Jaydon that occurred in Los Angeles last week. He reached out to let us know about the situation soon after it happened and we have been in contact with the league office to ensure they were aware. We will continue to monitor the situation but will have no further comment at this time.”
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