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Bucs’ DE Jason Pierre-Paul involved in a car accident

The veteran will be further evaluated.

NFL: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

News broke that Jason Pierre-Paul was involved in a car accident Thursday morning down in South Florida. The accident happened around 5 AM EST in Broward county, per TMZ.

The report states that the 30-year-old was not in any wrongdoing nor was he speeding when the accident occurred. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and later released.

The Buccaneers are aware of the situation and have released a statement via general manager Jason Licht:

“We have been informed that Jason was involved in a one-car accident early this morning in South Florida in which he was not cited. We know that he was evaluated at a local hospital and has since been released. Our immediate concern is for the safety and well-being of Jason and his passenger. We have been in contact with Jason and will be getting him further evaluated by our medical staff in the near future.”

The statement seems to provide some optimism that no one was seriously injured. However, it does appear that the team wants to have JPP looked at further by their own doctors as a precaution.

If more details come in, we’ll be sure to update this story.