As if the Bucs needed any drama this offseason.
A video has surfaced on the internet of what appears to be Bucs cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III having some good ol’ recreational “fun”. Doesn’t matter what it looks like, it won’t bode well for VH3 or the team.
Bucs CB Vernon Hargreaves lighting up that good?? Deff not a good look pic.twitter.com/YWzAK67vSi— - (@JameisInDaCut) March 28, 2018
It’s not clear when the video took place. However, what is clear is that someone created a fake Instagram account to put him out there.
The video has since been deleted off the social media network but can still be found circulating Twitter.
The 2016 first round pick received praise on Tuesday by head coach Dirk Koetter during the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, FL.
“We need Vernon to come back and play well and I think he will,” Koetter said. “Two things about Vernon. One, he had the hamstring injury, which lingered a long time. Vernon did not have a great year outside. Vernon played good at nickel and you’re in nickel 65 percent of the time. If Vernon was your starting nickel and you had another guy you liked at the other corner opposite Grimes, there is not a team in the league that wouldn’t like to have Vernon Hargreaves as their nickel. Now you usually don’t pick a guy in the first round to be your nickel, but you know, stuff works out how it works out. Vernon is going to be a big part of what we do. I know he’s anxious to get started and he wants to be an every down player, but at the very least, Vernon’s going to be our starting nickel.”
The team has not released a statement regarding the situation at this time.