As the Buccaneers are preparing for an offseason that can present roster challenges in re-signing several players, they will now be dealing with a legal challenge one of their receivers will soon be facing.
According to PewterReport.com, Bucs wide receiver Jaydon Mickens was arrested last Friday on a felony gun charge in Los Angeles, CA as police found a concealed weapon in his vehicle during a traffic stop.
According to California Penal Code 25850 PC, “a person is guilty of carrying a loaded firearm when the person carries a loaded firearm on the person or in a vehicle while in any public place or on any public street in an incorporated city or in any public place or on any public street in a prohibited area of unincorporated territory.”
Penalties under California Penal Code 25850 PC could include a sentence of 16 months, two or three years in state prison, according to Wallin and Klarich Law Corporation.
Mickens was released after posting bail for $35,000 and now waits for his next court date which is scheduled for July 8 in Los Angeles.
Via the Tampa Bay Times, the team had released a statement on Thursday, saying that the four-year pro had made them aware of the issue immediately.
“We are aware of the issue regarding Jaydon that occurred in Los Angeles last week. He reached out to let us know about the situation soon after it happened and we have been in contact with the league office to ensure they were aware. We will continue to monitor the situation but will have no further comment at this time.”