Cops Punish Alex Magee For Weed, Expired Tag

May 9th, 2011

Is it so hard to keep the marijuana out of the car?

Apparently it is for Bucs defensive end Alex Magee. He was slapped by Tampa cops today for driving with a license plate tag expired more than six months and for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, so reports Victoria Lim of Bright House Sports Network.

Magee’s full name – Arcilla Alexander Magee – was driving his 2009 Dodge Charger when he was stopped on East Kennedy Blvd. and North Nebraska Ave. at 1:13pm, the report says. The officer smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle. The investigation turned up a “misdemeanor amount of field test positive marijuana”, according to the report.

While the Bucs can’t punish Magee during a lockout, one might think the organization is not going to tolerate a drug charge from a bottom-of-the-roster guy, especially one that would be in “the room,” as Raheem Morris calls it, with all the precious young defensive linemen.

Just 24 years old in April, Magee has three NFL seasons in the books and made a huge play in the Bucs’ January win in New Orleans.

Stylez White’s potential future with the Bucs just got a little brighter.

52 Responses to “Cops Punish Alex Magee For Weed, Expired Tag”

  1. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, I would now like to introduce you to Thomas 2.2 and the blame Raheem Morris gang ………..

  2. passthebuc Says:

    I always considered Purdue University, to be an elite educational facility. However if MaGee doesn’t understand he can’t drive with an expired tag, what good did the education do him.
    How stupid can you possibly be

  3. bob ross Says:

    Mike Florio posted this yesterday: “In the 58 days since the lockout started, 11 player arrests have occurred. That equates to an average of one arrest every 5.27 days. The good news is that things have slowed down lately, with only one incident since April 19.”

    Idle minds are the devil’s playground. That includes clueless minds, apparently.

  4. ALDO Says:

    well mr magee, thats how you ruin ur short career…. somewhere in tampa kyle moore is smiling

  5. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Well, this is good news (not).

    Why? What is it about the Bucs that encourage weed-heads?

    Oh yeah…the dope dealers on nebraska, downtown…horizon park…etc

  6. Architek Says:

    Folks raise your kids to have some integrity and appreciate the simple things in life. These atheletes come from a vast background and they are no different from any of us but if we keep failing our children, neither money or the success will save them. Only the law will expose what we are not doing at home.

    This is just plain ignorant. An embarassment to not only his family but the organization and his future.

  7. m.wesley Says:

    he spent all of his money on weed,did not have enough for the tag,he spent it on whats the most important to him,someones getting cut,maybe some people,this is getting out of hand

  8. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Today our neighbor passed out in his own vomit in the parking lot because he drank so much…so I dragged my boys out there to see what drinking does to them. 🙂

  9. gotbbucs Says:


    Good God, what the hell is it going to take for these morons to grow up. I am so sick of this bullsh!t!

  10. RahWillBringBackRuud Says:

    Joe that photo has me fiendin.

    Look, you guys shouldnt trash MaGee because he is third string, all the while giving Talib excuse after excuse. Need some consistency here.

  11. Formerbuc Says:

    Ok, at this point it’s beyond embarrassing. Half the team will arrive to games on the charter flight…the other half?.. a prison short-bus wearing ankle bracelets!

  12. HIRE GREG OLSON! Says:

    It’s embarrassing that we live in a society that still thinks this stuff should be illegal. The NBA doesn’t even drug test for weed. If I was taking an NFL beating, I’d rather puff some sweet cheeba rather than go all Brett Favre and start chasing Vicodin with Old MIlwaukee…

    cue the uptight brainless a-holes…

  13. Pewter Plank Says:

    What I don’t get is this. You’re an NFL player, even the minimum is like several times what I make. Not that I condone making the decision to use marijuana, but you can’t have one of your buddies go get it for you if that’s what you’ve got to do? I never get how all these rich athletes who oftentimes are letting their friends live off them anyways, can’t find a buddy to go do some of the shady junk. I know that’s backwards, but seriously, nobody ever thinks, “I’ve got a lot to lose if anything goes wrong, I’ma have T-Bone go grab the bud.”

  14. RahWillBringBackRuud Says:

    DWH… driving while high.

    Gee, he had to be high to make that decision.

    Wonder if he didnt get the invite to Sapps off season training camp?

  15. Formerbuc Says:

    Ok OLSEN, let me follow your logic here. Talib pistol whips a man with his mom’s gun, Tanard gets nabbed for flunking the piss test for who knows what kind of drug, Quarles, and other coaches get DUI’s, and former tight end Stephens tries to beat on two night club bouncers, and you feel weed is the only problem here? ….and we’re a bunch of uptight brainless a-holes who shouldn’t feel any embarrassment?

  16. RahWillBringBackRuud Says:

    FormerBuc… player or fan?

  17. genocideD Says:

    Thanks Magee!
    I just remembered I had my license plate tags in an envelope on my hutch! Shew!
    I just ran out there and put them on. 🙂

    Oh, about your mishap… “DUMBASS!” Stupid move with our new DEs on their way in… lol

  18. genocideD Says:

    “Have Tbone grab the bud”!
    HAHAHAHA! Nice, I love it!

  19. RahWillBringBackRuud Says:

    Dont forget Geno Hayes and Mike Williams getting some po po love too.

    Remember its always the cops fault. Right Raheem?

    Pretty sure Raheem didnt coach these tactics though.

    Hey, when is Mark Dom gonna start taking heat for these high, like really high character guys?

    Im thinking Magee needs to get Chris Simms lawyer, no?

  20. Formerbuc Says:

    @Rah- Proud former player…embarrassed fan lately…

  21. HIRE GREG OLSON! Says:


    Were you a FormerHighSchool dropout?

    Read my comment. I was strictly talking arresting someone for possession of marijuana. It’s ridiculous. It’s a waste of tax-payer dollars and the police department’s time.

    I agree that the string of incidents is getting ridiculous, but at the end of the day the Bucs can’t babysit everyone. You try controlling every waking hour of 100 individuals, most of whom are young, rich and full of testosterone…

  22. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Rah – Don’t even try to guess. Formerbuc won’t even reveal to Joe. Glad to have you here, Formerbuc.

  23. derek Says:

    well his name isnt tanard or aqib so he’ll probably get released like stevens did

  24. Tuggz Says:

    Thank the lord Jeff Faine is working hard for these brave men.

  25. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Two things that are definitely not in his favor: 1. He is not a great player. There is and always will be a double standard. 2. Getting caught with weed in your car is pretty cut and dry. It’s not a judgement call like being intoxicated while driving, and it’s not like “allegedly” pistol whipping someone. Both of those cases can be argued that they are innocent. However, if there is weed in your car there is weed in your car. Assuming he was riding alone, he can’t even use the Chris Sims excuse and blame it on his friend. I doubt this will end well for Magee, but more importantly it looks very bad for the team.

  26. Tom Says:

    Stupid, yes but come on, weed and an expired tag and people think the guy should go from NFL player to parking lot attendant? Next time you go over the speed limit maybe you can call the cops and turn yourself in. God help you if you drank alcohol before you turned 21.

    Let’s take a poll. Who here is over 18 and has never broken a law (whether caught or not) in your life?

  27. Mauha Deeb Says:

    Just another reason to wonder how we are “The freest nation in the world”.

  28. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I agree with you 100%. However, you and I both know athletes are held to a higher standard than regular people when it comes to this kind of thing. It is unfortunate, but true. His biggest problem is that he got caught. In my (basketball) playing days, probably 60-70% of my high school and college teammates smoked weed at least occasionally, but none of them ever got caught (for the record, I wasn’t one of them). I would imagine the numbers are pretty similar when it comes to football players. He should really be smarter than to ride around with it in his car.

    You know Thomass 2.2 is dying to make one of his legendary posts on this issue, making as if Magee killed someone and Raheem gave him the weapon. He held off today because I called him on it on the first post, but we all know he can’t resist. While most of us are upset and disappointed, he probably threw a party.

  29. pass the blount27 Says:

    it’s only a misdemeanor, not like he ran anyone over *cough, donte*. Although they invested a draft pick(6th?) on him, he may be cut. Just like the Warden did to Tjax, Rah and Dom might make an example out of him.

  30. Macabee Says:

    There is a direct correlation between the lockout and the lockup. Don’t single out the Bucs, I read ProFootballTalk like the rest of you, this is happening around the league. I’m not in any way justifying the behavior, but we are going to see more of this until these highly-competitive, easily bored, young men are in a structured, disciplined environment. As for getting rid of Alex Magee for this incident – unless there is some pattern of abuse or his play disqualifies him, he should be given every opportunity to redeem himself and move beyond this obvious act of immaturity and stupidity.

  31. mikeck Says:

    I dont get it…how much money is it worth to not smoke weed? For me, its worth precisly what I am paid for my job (not much) b/c I aint getting fired….Is $600,000 not enough for you to say “I’ll smoke weed when I retire”?

  32. eric Says:

    East Kennedy and North nebraska?

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Wonder what else he was up to?

  33. WeNeedDefense Says:

    How do you make an exampe of him but not Aqib or Geno?

  34. Joe Says:

    How do you make an exampe of him but not Aqib or Geno?


  35. Jrock Says:

    There are SO many good comments in this thread. I think “Have T-Bone go get the weed” is the best one.

    And Joe, couldn’t you find a better picture? That crap is a step above the brick weed that comes from Mexico. These dudes make $500k minimum, the stuff he had probably had some color to it 😉

    PS. Misdemeanor charge is 20g or less, an ounce is 28grams.. so no telling how much he had on him. Sigh

  36. jvato24 Says:

    Does this mean Bowers will get #97 now ??

  37. lightningbuc Says:

    I really don’t care that he had weed or an expired tag, but the fact that he is stupid enough to drive around with it knowing the tag is expired makes me wonder how the hell his pea-sized brain can comprehend a playbook.

  38. Dave Says:

    Clayborne, Bowers, Bennett, Crowder are the 4 DEs for this team next year. I thought Magee had a chance at being 5 (possible practice squad type, but doubt it now)

  39. eric Says:

    Because another pea brain wrote the playbook……………….

  40. pass the blount27 Says:

    “How do you make an exampe of him but not Aqib or Geno?”

    Double standard, I know. But Magee isn’t shutting down opposing teams’ #1 WR and picking off 6 passes a year…. Starters > 3rd string guys. That’s how it always is, and always will be. Too much $$$ (as Joe said) invested in the others.

  41. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    Imma get you hiiiigh today, cause its Friday, you aint got no job, and you aint got sh*t to do! And you know this, MaaaaaaaaaaN!

  42. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Weed will be legal one day. I don’t smoke it, but be real. It is everywhere, and a part of American life for many. Just as prohibition did not work, except to make bootleggers rich, and create gangs, keeping weed illegal is doing the same thing.
    It is also making criminals out of otherwise law abiding Americans. True conservatives realize laws made to ‘protect people from themselves’ are doomed to failure.
    I would put money that nearly 1/2 of professional athletes smoke weed, this poor guy just got caught. In several US Cities, the cops would simply not bother with under an ounce of weed, or maybe give you a ticket for it. But here in Tampa, where they have a oversized jail, thanks to the Buc’s and the “Community Investment Tax”, they have a huge fish tank, and are always looking for another black man to put in it. And if that black man just happens to be a pro athlete, so much the better it seems ?

  43. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    It is par for the course with this club. Do you really think that it is just THC Jax, j Stevans and magee. No, the vast majority of the team is toking, they should be renamed the TOKE-ANEERS.

    It is hard to directly blame rah for this due to the lockout. It will continue to be a problem when you have a young, immature coaching staff and roster – the lack of maturity leads to this stuff. You wouldnt see this happening to brooks, alstott, barber, rice etc – they were mature and had too much to lose. The kids typically dont get it. Yes free is the exception.

    However, i dont view pot posession as a crim

  44. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    e worthy of incarceration.

  45. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Nice of you to join the party Thomas. Whatvtook you so long. I’m shocked that you would blame Raheem for this. I thought you liked him. I guess you haven’t made your feelings clear enough in the past.

  46. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    I think Holder made some excellent points today on the radio in the pm about how the org, namely rah and dom, need to do something to stop this. Suggesting that they havent done much yet.

    He also said that the glazers are image sensitive and he hears a “trickle down” of their feelings on articles – but denying that content was influenced. I doubt that.

    Holder seemed to agree with herm edwards who have said that talib should be cut.

  47. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Appleroof – I largely agree with you, but while it is illegal you cant tolerate your employees appearing in the media frequently for violating laws. It has become an epidemic.

  48. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Appleroof – I largely agree with you, but while it is illegal you cant tolerate your employees appearing in the media frequently for violating laws. It has become an epidemic.”


    This pains me to say this, but I actually agree with your statement Thomas (hang on while I swallow my own vomit). I don’t have a problem with them smoking weed, but seriously guys, stop getting caught! If you are going to break the law, at least do it discretely.

    Problem is, I don’t know how much Raheem and Dominik can really do to stop this. I think most would agree this is not a major crime, probably not worthy of being cut. However, at the same time you can’t just continue to let this happen. Maybe they should have a sit down with the entire team and discuss the penalties. They should do it during OTA’s when everyone is in Tampa. Oh wait, I forgot…..

  49. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Sorry, but Weed will not be legal…not so long as second-hand smoke and highs are an issue. And clearly it kills brain cells. These guys make millions (or hundreds of thousands) and they are stupid enough to smoke the junk. And these are (usually) college grads???

    Formerbuc Says:

    May 9th, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    Ok OLSEN, let me follow your logic here. Talib pistol whips a man with his mom’s gun, Tanard gets nabbed for flunking the piss test for who knows what kind of drug, Quarles, and other coaches get DUI’s, and former tight end Stephens tries to beat on two night club bouncers, and you feel weed is the only problem here? ….and we’re a bunch of uptight brainless a-holes who shouldn’t feel any embarrassment?

    There is certainly cause for concern…and I think punishments should be very stiff when cases are proven in court after due process.

    Raheem’s buddy-buddy system has worked for morale, but it’s certainly shown some flaws. Hopefully he’ll crack down on things.

    Incidently, Raheem did not bring in Talib, Tanard or Stevens…so let’s evaluate the players he has brought in….

    …Alex Magee is the only one that has had a problem. Reports are that the amount was very, very little…but if the lockout were on, I bet he’d certainly fail the tests.

    If he is proven guilty…if…then he should be punished. Cut? That depends on his sincerity and importance to the team. He should, if guilty, be suspended for a few games though.

    Notice…I stressed that he needs to be proven guilty first. Why? Ask our own Mike Williams.

  50. BigMacAttack Says:

    Tough subject. Grown Men???

    I hate that Raheem is catching heat for it. I don’t think he deserves it and I want him to succeed in the worst possible way.

  51. HIRE GREG OLSON! Says:

    Pete Dutcher, get off your pulpit.

    You don’t know jack sh*t about pot.

  52. EMT Training with Dave Says:

    Yeah, I’m surprised he was naive enough to drive around with a 6 months expired tag, and with a stash nonetheless. Live and learn, sometimes you have to make a huge mistake to learn a lesson..