With a new coaching staff and soon to be front office in place, the last thing any player needs to do is get off on the wrong foot. Unfortunately for Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence, that was the case Tuesday afternoon, when Spence was stopped in Flomaton, Ala for speeding and after a vehicle search police added a marijuana possession charge.
According to a report on northescambia.com, Spence was stopped by an Alabama State Trooper who clocked him in excess of 100 mph. A search of his vehicle by a law enforcement K-9 located an unspecified amount of marijuana in his vehicle.
Spence was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana second degree and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He was released shortly after his arrest on a $3,000 bond.
Spence was a fourth-round selection in last April’s NFL Draft and started 14 of 16 games notching 29 tackles and one sack.
The Buccaneers have not issued a statement about the incident.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
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