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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver and return specialist Jaydon Mickens is facing a felony firearm charge after an arrest made earlier this year.
Mickens was arrested a month after defeating the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV when he was found carrying a weapon after the authorities stopped Mickens for having heavily tinted windows on his vehicle.
According to the TMZ report, “Prosecutors have levied 2 misdemeanors against the 27-year-old Super Bowl champ after they say he was illegally carrying a loaded firearm in his car in L.A. on March 5. … The two gun charges he’s facing each carry a maximum of one year in jail if convicted.”
Previously spending time with the Raiders, Panthers and Jaguars, Mickens discovered his role in Tampa as the lead return specialist after a number of moves on and off the roster finally landed him on the special teams squad.
The wide receiver logged a mere seven receptions and 58 yards receiving in 2020, behind a loaded cast of wide receivers that features Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and the eccentric Antonio Brown.
While no decision has been made regarding his roster spot on the team after news of the arrest circulated, the Buccaneers announced that they are continually monitoring progress of ongoing legal activity with Mickens.