Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Cody Grimm was arrested for public intoxication in Leesburg, Virginia according to a Washington Post report. The arrest happened at 5:30 a.m. at a Hampton Inn. The charge is a misdemeanor, but it's the second time Grimm has been arrested on the same charge this year, as he was arrested on March 10 but given a "deferred disposition". That charge could now return as well.
The Buccaneers responded with a statement saying that they are "disappointed to hear of this situation." Greg Schiano noted that "Our players know our expectations on and off the field and we take these matters very seriously. When we feel we have obtained all the necessary information, we will act accordingly."
Cody Grimm was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 draft and started 12 games over his first two seasons, both of which were shortened by injuries. Grimm didn't appear to be back to his 2010 form last season, though, and had a special teams role only. He was surpassed by both Ahmad Black and Keith Tandy on the depth chart last season and there appears to be little room for him on defense.
The Bucs could act swiftly and release Grimm, even though the charge is a misdemeanor and not necessarily a big deal. The Bucs forced Grimm to take a pay cut this season as well, and two misdemeanor public intoxication charges gives them little reason to hang on to him. The Washington Redskins could very well be interested in the safety, as former Bucs head coach Raheem Morris is the defensive backs coach there.
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