Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Akeem Spence arrested on marijuana charges

Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence (97) against the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up to draft Illinois defensive tackle Akeem Spence last season, and while he contributed to the Buccaneers great defensive line play in 2013, the Bucs probably weren’t expecting him to be arrested after the season ended.

That’s exactly what has happened though, as multiple reports Wednesday morning including one from NorthEscambia.com state the buds rookie was arrested on marijuana possession charges.

The 22-year old Spence was booked into the Escambia County (Ala.) 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.

WTSP in Tampa reported a short time later that Spence was released and that the Buccaneers are still gathering information on the incident. The Lovie Smith regime was supposed to change the culture in Tampa Bay but that is clearly going to take some time.

Spence is the second young Buccaneers player to be arrested in 2014, as running back Micheal Hill in Missouri last week for failure to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest.

No further information or statements were released by the Buccaneers at this time on the arrest of Akeem Spence, but they’re expected to comment at some point on Wednesday.

Topics: Akeem Spence, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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