Seferian-Jenkins Arrested For DUI

September 23rd, 2016

Stock plummeting

UPDATED: 9:24 a.m. – Well, now Austin Seferian-Jenkins has two DUI’s on his record.

The latest came at 4 a.m. this morning, per the Tampa Bay Times. The last one was in 2013, when ASJ was a college man.

Joe will update with more details as they become available.

Thankfully, ASJ didn’t injure anyone, so it appears.

Per WFLA-TV, a Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson said ASJ was stopped entering Interstate 275 near SR 60. FHP investigators say he was traveling between 75 and 80 mph in a 50 mph zone, he was weaving back and forth and he conducted an improper lane change.

Seferian-Jenkins was charged with DUI and a violation of an ID restriction, which stemmed from a 2013 arrest in Washington.

Bottom line: ASJ is a marginal tight end with a long history of bonehead moves and injuries, and drawing the ire of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. This developement certainly doesn’t surprise Joe.

The likelihood of ASJ being on the Buccaneers next season feels awfully slim.

79 Responses to “Seferian-Jenkins Arrested For DUI”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    2017 NFL Bucs draft WR, TE, Safety!!!!

  2. SB with Jameis Says:

    Stupid is as Stupid does.
    Any of you still holding your breath that the kid will grow up?

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    Where are all the fan boys that were defending this dumb arse…. talent on paper sh*t between ears ….

  4. 911bucs Says:

    Realist haha

  5. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    This is one of the few time Jason Licht missed big time. This guy was a mental case at UW. Ok, no more UW tight ends or Clemson DE’s please!

  6. Dave Pear Says:

    And people were worried about JW3?

  7. ATLBags Says:

    It all makes sense now. The young man has a problem that is more important than football.

  8. Bucsfan951 Says:

    What an a-hole!

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    People Change

    Vincent Jackson was arrested for DUI in 2009.
    While on probation for a previous DUI conviction.

  10. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    Man, and I thought we were moving in the right direction. I was really hoping for the best. Glad he didn’t pull a Donte Stallworth here.

    This kid can’t get out of his own way. Time for the Bucs to move on.

  11. tdtb2015 Says:

    @TBR Yep!

    You would think with all the money they make they would hire a driver. NFL should create a NFL-Limo service company for players only. Call it protecting your investment. But then again, we talking about adults here. Right!?!

  12. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    More Moderation? Lol classic

  13. JMN Says:

    The amount of money these guys make it always amazes me when they get charged with a DUI. Hire a friend as a personal driver. Idiot.

  14. University of Seffner Says:

    Austin will probably be released either today, or tomorrow.

  15. Miko Says:

    trade the twit for a 7th rounder….anything!!…team cancer

  16. BigHogHaynes Says:

    I’ll defend him, there are guys in this league that have done far worst, don’t get me to calling their ass out! Get rid of him, that attitude is the main reason we are where we are as an organization!! People here always TALKIN about having thin skin, what are you paying this NEW FANDANGLED WORKD CLASS “COACHING” STAFF!! Start earning your pay! Set his ass on the bench for a game! Next man up! 14 games to play 8 more games to win! GO BUCS!

  17. BucFan20 Says:

    So this guy does not care if he gets on the road and hurts or kills one of us now? Go bye azzhole!!

  18. LUVMYBUCS Says:



  19. Patrick in VA Says:

    Don’t worry though everyone, if he catches a touchdown this weekend and says the right things in his interviews then we’ll all welcome him with open arms and talk about how he’s grown up and changed. This guy is a punk and a loser. Sure, he’s really grown up and gotten his act together by being out at 4am in season coming off a terrible game that we desperately need to bounce back from. Let’s stop acting like he’s a mentoring session or epiphany away from being our Gronk. The dude doesn’t get it and he won’t get it. I know that he’s one of the biggest offenders of reading his own press clippings and I hope that he reads the comments as well. Grow up dude!

  20. safeflt1 Says:

    We have all made mistakes in our lives, however this is unexcusable in the sense that the Bucs have a practice scheduled for today and what the heck are you doing out partying at 4:30 in the morning? It is VERY clear that this kid has not “gotten it” yet and is not trying to better his career and is in it for the money. Cut him, move on and hopefully he grows up and understands what he had!!

  21. Dave Pear Says:

    People want to get rid of ASJ for a DUI but are screaming to bring in Greg Hardy?

  22. Patrick in VA Says:

    @tdtb2015 – They have all sorts of services like this for players. I know they had that for us in the Navy and we didn’t make anywhere near the money they make and had way more people to cover. Those services are out there and they’re easy to use. It’s a matter of this kid being self-centered and stupid. No need to look any deeper than that.

  23. BigHogHaynes Says:

    I wonder if The Realist will say this is a guy that can’t have the LOVIE coached out of him!i look at it like the the NEW ALL WORLD STAFF doesn’t have the tools to coach him up!!

  24. DallasBuc Says:

    Young people often make stupid mistakes and like anyone else there are consequences. I hope he lands on his feet and gets to a better place. That will not be here with the Buccaneers.

  25. Tom Brady Says:

    Can’t wait to see him land in New England and become a Pro Bowler.

  26. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I don’t know if we simply cut him…I’ll take Luv and Big Hog’s point.

    But this is a MAJOR transgression given the timing. Luv it would have helped if you had told us when VJAX got his DUI’s. Do you know if he got them during a season distracting his entire team and organization?

    While I take Luv and Big Hog’s point I think there is a HUGE difference between getting a DUI in the off season and getting one 3 days before kickoff of a critical 3rd game that will go a long way to determining the Bucs season. It’s a home opener against a beatable team and if we lose we could easily enter the bye 1-4!

    Imagine the fan base at 1-4 with TWO WEEKS of gripping until we get to kick off again.

    If I’m coach K I call the entire team together and point out what ASJ did is totally unacceptable from a TEAM perspective. Again we alll mess up and the vast majority of us have driven a time or too when we shouldn’t have.

    I suspend ASJ until the bye week. Look him right in the eye and say…your career is on the line…RIGHT NOW!!! Go home for a few weeks and decide whether you really want to be an NFL player!!!

  27. mike n Says:

    @luv… pattern of behavior with asj compared to a guy who did everything else right and is a pro who at one time had an issue with alchohol.
    Vjax didn’t get kicked out of practice, took care of his body so he stayed healthy, produced on and off the field ect…
    The only positive Asj has is potential. Unfortunately all he has showed is that he has difficulties being a pro. Bad comparison.

  28. Dee Says:

    That is the last straw cut this tool.

  29. NashvilleBuc Says:

    A good coaching and support system can straighten him out. See: New England.

  30. "The kevin" Says:

    So now we have 1 1/2 receivers and no running back and losing the TE.

    Yep season is over. No way the ship doesn’t sink with all the injuries.

    Just focus on the draft at this point and hope JW3 doesn’t get hurt.

  31. tmaxcon Says:

    Dave Pear

    Hardy is a proven player…. ASJ has proven he cant stay on the field he is either always hurt or suffering from Sh*t for brains…..

  32. phreakybucfan Says:

    Jeremy Stevens 2.0

  33. THETRUTH Says:

    Bucfan20: So this guy does not care if he gets on the road and hurts or kills one of us now? Go bye azzhole!!

    Neither do the 20 thousand buc fans drunks leaving the game Sunday night or every game for that matter.

    You know the ones that spill the beer on u while walking back to your seats aka: in crowd General managers/coaches

  34. Bucthis Says:

    Stay calm. Let the system do its job. He will lose his license and get large fines from the state. Then the commissioner will suspend him probably 4 games which will cost a large chunk of coin and then he just really screwed over his next contract even if he starts playing up to his potential. This stupid act will cost him well over a million bucks before it’s all done. I think that is enough punishment for stupidity. I don’t think we need to play judge, jury and executioner. Let the system punish him and let the coaches put the best players on the field. Hey if he does grow up and start to ball we just got him cheaper on his next contract, if not we cut him when the coaches believe he is not worth the money because of his on field performance. GO BUCS!!!

  35. gotbbucs Says:

    There is nothing the coaches can do after these guys leave the facility.
    Does your boss call you at home at night to make sure you’re in bed and ready to work in the morning? No.
    Get a clue moron.

    This tiger doesn’t seem like he’s going to change his stripes, time to drop the dead weight.

  36. Dave Pear Says:


    Hardy is a proven locker room cancer and cannot stay on the field because he is always being suspended.

  37. John Says:

    Who is asking to bring in hardy? Haven’t heard his name in months

  38. Clodhopper Says:

    Same old Bucs

  39. 2Players_1ChoreographedCelebration Says:

    @gotbbucs Best post xawa

    I’ve defended ASJ in the past. Not no mo. Can’t create a winning culture with individuals like this

  40. adambomb418 Says:

    He doesn’t realize it now but that is so selfish. I am glad no one was hurt.

  41. Dave Pear Says:

    I saw Hardy’s name come up when Jacquies Smith went down.

  42. I know why Says:

    Classic, two weeks ago Joe, others all were on here talking about ASJ and what a great draft pick he was for Jason Licht. Now you are all bailing and most are putting this on Lovie. Any of you who did not see this coming have Buc colored glasses on, its a shame and he was a problem kid in college too.

  43. tmaxcon Says:

    Dave Pear

    Kwon has been suspended as many games as hardy but thats ok….

  44. C2 Says:

    He is a marginal player who can’t seem to stay out of his own way. The league does offer help for players dealing with alcoholism and for anyone who drinks too much and needs a ride. he is an adult and ultimately responsible for his behavior. With all that said, it is amazing how many people advocate cutting him but would have no issue with a guy like Ben Rothlesberger on their team despite multiple rape allegations. I agree ASJ should be cut or traded but it would be nice if the same standards applied to all.

  45. JonBuc Says:

    Jeremy Stevens: Part Deux/Dunce

  46. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    At the very least he should be placed on the inactive list for this game. At the very most he should be traded for pretty much anything we can get for him. He still has value and there are enough coaches with huge egos that think they can coach him up
    He will lose a great deal of money because of this…..fines, suspensions and when it comes time for a renewal contract or FA (no matter what the team) it will cost him greatly.
    And, he can forget about any future endorsements.
    I have no sympathy for anyone who doesn’t learn from their mistakes.

  47. Dave Pear Says:

    Some of our “fans” keep saying we don’t want a team full of “choir boys.”
    Well, here you go. ASJ sure as hell ain’t no “choir boy.”

  48. mike n Says:

    @dave pear… it doesn’t look like he’s a good player either

  49. Warren Says:

    Suspend him for a few games and fine his azz but yeah he needs to shape up and fast. One step forward ten steps back with this headcase

  50. louis Says:

    You just cant fix stupid. He has ruined his life….anyone out galvantanting about 4 am is making poor choices…what a waste!
    Next year redraft tight end again …just as the light starts to show in the tunnel, something negative happens…..damn

  51. LargoBuc Says:

    Great to see this guy cares so much about this team and this city and these fans…fck you.

  52. tmaxcon Says:

    Dave Pear the choirboy expirement failed misserably under Dominic, Schiano and Lovie….team needs quality football players ASJ is neither a quality football player or person. Big difference…. bucs superbowl team had its fair share of bad guys including a couple felons. Its parents jibs to be rile midels nit athletes

  53. scott Says:

    Hes is still young. Takes many kids a while to get humbled into adulthood. Happened to me at around 24. Unfortunately that may be after we let him walk because his contract is up

  54. Serge Says:

    Look at his mugshot, he is smiling.

  55. tmaxcon Says:

    Too bad LifeOfaBucFan was not the cop she would have let him off for his God like Body and ignored his sh*t for brains….

  56. Dave Pear Says:

    Actually you are preaching to the choir. I am NOT a fan of ASJ. I think he is a narcissistic, egotistical jagoff.
    If it wasn’t for that dreaded P word (POTENTIAL) I believe he would have already been cut.

  57. THETRUTH Says:

    He is idiot , but glad no one making comments here has one or more alcohol drinks and drives home.

    Most sober group of people I know on how bucs all dry

  58. D-Rome Says:

    What a shame! You watch, he’ll get booted from the team and then he’ll become a star like Aqib Talib or Legarrette Blount.

  59. Wes Says:

    4AM on a Thursday after we got manhandled 40-7. Nice.

    Jameis was probably waking up and getting ready to head to practice, or work out or something.

  60. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    You know…we see these young guys, and we fans want to see them do well. We understand players make mistakes…they are human.

    I had hoped ASJ would use this year to finally grow up and mature, to become the player he should be.

    When you combine this with his lack of effort in training camp (not knowing the playbook), his injuries and his total lack of production this year…I FINALLY think it’s time to get rid of him.

    But here is the problem…Luke Stocker is injured (as usual). That would leave us with Cameron Brate and Brandon Myers at tight end. Danny Vitale is on the practice squad, but he needs a lot of development.

    So the question is this: how do we replace ASJ? Do we just put in Danny Vitale as a backup and let him develop his skills on the go?

  61. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    scott Says
    “Hes is still young. Takes many kids a while to get humbled into adulthood.”

    No offense, but that is a complete cop out.

    There is a reason people are tried as adults after they reach 18. They ARE adults. We are, each of us, responsible for the choices we make.

    You mention you made mistakes until you were 24? Tell me, did you pay for those mistakes? Were you held accountable? Did you suddenly stop making them? Or did you gradually mature?

    ASJ has not matured at all. His excuses are gone.

  62. mike n Says:

    go look at his mug shot on tmz… he looks like he’ pretty happy

  63. tmaxcon Says:

    Mike N

    He likes he is proud of his latest accomplishment in mug shot. What a bum…

    Maybe ASJ and the other bum Murphy can open up a drunken museum tour business

  64. lightningbuc Says:

    I wonder if he did the Captain Morgan pose for the mugshot?

  65. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I’m gonna still hold out hope haha! Blind till the end !

  66. Wes Says:

    The sad thing is we will either cut him or trade him to the Pats, and if we cut him the pats will pick him up. And suddenly they will whip him into shape.

  67. Simpleasthat Says:

    What a jerk.
    The Bucs aren’t going anywhere this year anyway. With all the injuries and VJax irrelevant you might as well release him and cut your loses.

  68. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Have to agree Bonzai,ASJ is unavailable at a crucial time.Suspension or rehab would also limit availability.also read on pewter report that ASJ may have bypassed some sort of key system to prevent him from driving while drinking
    from 2013 arrest.IF true this is serious problem.

  69. Poor Glennon Says:

    When people tell me you can’t drink and Drive. I say YOU can’t. Im awesome at it……….kidding

  70. 813bucboi Says:

    not even surprised….GO BUCS!!!

  71. Simpleasthat Says:

    Well at least I hope he was drinking Captain Morgan.

  72. Capt Blighe Says:

    Good thing we dont have Talib and Incognito too.
    We’ll have the highest character 6- 10 team every year.
    Cut Miko and bring Hardy in.

  73. Poor Glennon Says:

    Move V-Jax to TE

  74. Negative Jeff Says:

    Full Blown Idiot! Now time to go to the PAts and be Gronks relpacement. ASJ will be back, folks. Just not with the bucs and we’re going to puke chunks when he becomes a star elsewhere.

  75. unbelievable Says:

    Idiots on here blasting ASJ and pining for Greg hardy.

    Hardy was absolute garbage last year and comes with even more baggage. Pull your heads out of your a$$es

  76. Chris Says:

    Nah, we won’t pick a te or safety, will pick a punter with our third round pick. He won’t necessarily have the leg strength of a Ray Guy, but he will accurately kick it between 40-45 yards and be very popular with local fans as he will either be FSU or Gator.

  77. Chris Says:

    But than we will be disappointed as every now than, he’ll shank one of about 25/30

  78. Chris Says:

    But then we’ll make excuses defending his poor punting

  79. RustyRhinos Says:

    Hey Pat, “They have all sorts of services like this for players” and the public they are called cabs/uber/lyft. Or just walking home.

    Not sure how to take this. Mr. Jenkins is a 3rd year “NFL profesional” he should have some extra ca$h for a ride home after drinking to much. It is not like he is making $11.50 and hour working 35-40 hours a week. Even then if your going to go out drinking, then you need to have a Designated Driver. It really is as Simple as That!

    Foolish mistake by a 3rd year NFL player. What are his options if he had caused a fatality in a wreck in this condition. <— NFL career put on hold or finished when you have to do time.
    I hope MR. Jenkins learns from this situation, but seeing that this is one of his two DUI's he might learn. I hope so.
    Go Bucs!