Jaydon Mickens Arrested On Gun Charge

March 11th, 2021

Bucs returner/receiver Jaydon Mickens sent the daily fantasy football community into shock in November when Tom Brady targeted him eight times against the Giants on Monday Night Football.

Who drew up that gameplan?

Today, Mickens shocked Bucs fans again when he became the first of the new Tampa Bay champions to land in a negative spotlight.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Mickens was arrested after a traffic stop in his hometown Los Angeles a week ago on a felony gun possession charge.

ProFootballTalk.com shared an official statement from the Bucs.

“We are aware of the issue regarding Jaydon … 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,” the Buccaneers said in a statement.

Mickens posted bond and has a summer court date, if the matter isn’t cleared up beforehand. He turns 27 next month and he does not have a guaranteed Bucs contract for 2021.

For now, this reminds Joe of when former Bucs bust Da’Quan Bowers was rolling around a New York City airport with a gun and was arrested after alerting cops. Bowers ended up paying a small fine for a reduced charge of “disorderly conduct.”

65 Responses to “Jaydon Mickens Arrested On Gun Charge”

  1. Alaskabuc Says:

    Had to go and mention Bowers, just about had that mistake erased from my memory too. Thanks for that painful reminder

  2. StonedBuc Says:

    I bet those mickens plays were ones designed for Antonio brown…. and that’s how they got him on track so fast.

  3. Robert Says:

    someone said Mickens earlier, and I didn’t even realize he was our guy. Probably not a huge deal, but not like he was a huge deal at returner or WR. sux for him. wish him well

  4. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    “…Da’Quan Bowers was rolling around a New York City airport with a gun and was arrested after alerting cops. Bowers ended up paying a small fine for a reduced charge of “disorderly conduct.”

    Pretty wild that Bowers was allowed to make that plea deal in NYC. They have some of the toughest gun laws in the U.S. Just ask Plaxico Burress.

    I know – I slept at a Holiday Inn express last night.

  5. Mitch Says:

    Forget California. They tried to send master gunnery friend of mine to 15 years just for having extended mags for his m-4 rifle in the back seat of his car!! Protect the 2nd amendment.

  6. Beeej Says:

    If the popo find a concealed gun in a car, some stupidity on the part of the driver preceded it

  7. Ken Says:

    Just to be clear, he was arrested for doing something that is perfectly legal in almost every other state. He didn’t commit violence and he wasn’t a felon in possession of a gun. He simply had a gun in his car that was not in plain sight. So let’s not lump him in with some other bad guys who actually did something wrong. Mickens was only arrested for being a gun owner in the wrong state.

  8. Bird Says:

    Remember when jimmy smith got busted on drug test for cocaine and his response was “it wasnt mine”

    That was great tv there

  9. Robert Says:

    It could have been loaded and/or under his seat. We don’t know. As long as it is empty and in the clove box you are good in FL. 3 actions I think it is……get it out, load and trigger=3…loaded and in car=trouble

  10. Bird Says:

    You know who the district attorney is for LA county – gascon

    Mickens will get the key to the city from that weirdo and a “atta boy”
    Watch. Nothing will come of this at all
    All charges dropped

  11. Rob in Land O Lakes Says:

    He tried to run away from police but oddly… ran straight into them.

  12. PassingThru Says:

    For the record, I’ve never been pulled over by the LAPD with guns in my car. For the record, it was the CHP (California Highway Patrol). Twice.

    Never keep a concealed weapon near you when you drive. What you do is make sure your firearms are unloaded (Common Sense 101) and stored in the trunk, with the ammo in the backseat. When you’re pulled over, tell the cop that you have unloaded firearms in the trunk. They’ll see the ammo anyway, every cop will scan your car for contrabandista whenever you’re pulled over anyway. You volunteer it as a courtesy, because getting on the good side of a cop is step one when you’re trying to talk yourself out of a speeding ticket.

  13. Mitch Says:

    @Robert there is no three step law in Florida. If you have a concealed carry it can be loaded. It just can’t be on your person and must be out of sight so the trunk or the glove compartment.

  14. buxsxntkt Says:

    Being a gun owner in the wrong state ? What kind of stupid assessment is that ?
    He is from LA, he knows very well what the laws in Cali are, and knows very well he was breaking the law. If he wants to tote a gun around he should move to texas where he can be a real cowboy, they allow open carry no ?
    If he loves where he grew up then he has to follow the laws of “his” state.

    @Rob in Land O Lakes, LOL !!!

  15. Ken Says:

    The law in Florida is only that the gun must not be in plain sight. It can literally be covered by a hat and you’re totally legal.

    Also, you should never, ever give the police permission to search your car.

  16. Frankinthe813 Says:

    Da Quan Bowers is a USF coach FYI

  17. Bird Says:


    Im dying man. Good stuff

  18. Davenport Says:


  19. Marine Buc Says:

    Very bad move especially for a bottom of the roster type of player. Teams are not going to put up with knuckleheads unless they are starters…lol

  20. Pete Says:

    2nd amendment = law of the land!

  21. Cainishere Says:

    You know, when a guy is driving around with a gun in his car he has the sort of stuff required to kill someone. I say drop this mistake before it becomes a real mistake for the Buccaneers. I appreciate the fact that people will say it is for protection but I have to ask, protection from what? Road rage drivers?
    You have to cut cancer out before it spreads.

  22. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Pete,I 2nd that

  23. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Wow cainishere, with all that’s going on in the world I carry my gun everyday I carry it to protect myself and my daughter but this is wrong platform for that I guess

  24. Ken Says:

    I’m not saying that violating California law was a smart thing for him to do but he doesn’t deserve to have his life ruined over this. He didn’t beat up a woman, drive drunk, take steroids or go on a racist rant. All he did was have a gun in his car – something that is completely legal in 40+ other states. He didn’t use the gun inappropriately, brandish it at anyone or have it stored unsafely. I think calling him a cancer is way over the line. If he deserves to get cut it’s because he not a very good receiver or kick returner.

  25. Robert Says:


    “He didn’t beat up a woman, drive drunk, take steroids or go on a racist rant.”

    dang man, you set the bar high for the rest of us!

  26. kyle Says:

    bye bye, pawn the superbowl ring for your probation fees dawg… just sayn

  27. Cobraboy Says:

    @PassingThru: an unloaded gun in a trunk offers about as much personal protection as an overripe banana.

    Better to keep it close by and tell the cops, first thing, with your hands on the wheel.

    Secondarily, to be extra safe personally, just don’t live in the communist banner land of fruits and nuts.

  28. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Yep, don’t own a gun, never shot a gun and have never needed a gun. If you don’t carry, you don’t run into problems.

  29. lokog Says:

    my fists are my weapon

  30. Cainishere Says:

    I am sorry, having a gun while you drive around town to me is wrong. You have it in you to end someone’s life when you carry a gun. I have a thing inside me that moves away from people who have the ability to kill other people. That is just me.

  31. SC. Bucs Fan Says:

    I don’t believe he will be missed

  32. Ken Says:

    @Cainishere “I am sorry, having a gun while you drive around town to me is wrong. You have it in you to end someone’s life when you carry a gun.” You do realize that, just driving a car, you’re operating a 2-ton weapon at high speed just inches away from others that are doing the same? Each person has the right to choose their method of self-protection and there’s nothing “wrong” about carrying a weapon as long as you’re doing it responsibly.

  33. R.O. Says:

    Please don’t rush to judgement unless you know the State Gun laws as well as the municipality. If it was unregistered it’s a prob. If it’s because it wasnt stored properly then nothing to see here. Everyone spaz’s out without knowing everything.

  34. PassingThru Says:


    In California, that’s the law; keep those guns and ammo separate.

    There isn’t much need to carry in LA City or LA County for personal protection, as long as you stay away from the worst parts of South Central, Compton, Lynwood, and sections of Long Beach after the sun goes down.

    Hell, I used to show up wearing a suit at my favorite fried chicken takeout in Crip territory late night, you just have to know the lay of the land and be cool.

  35. Wackomaroon Says:

    California gun laws are not as strict as many assume.

    There are very little limitations on buying shotguns and riffles. In fact, you can buy as many as you want, including a list of approved assault riffles. The limitations on them are you have to wait 14 days and you can only have so many rounds in magazine. Shotguns must have 16″ barrel length. Ammo, buy as much as like, as long as you buy in California (which is great for local dealers).

    For handguns, you are limited to buying 1 handgun every 3 months. 14 day waiting period. 10 round magazines are the max. No concealed unless you got security/law enforcement credentials and/or connections with $. You can carry a gun in your car, as long as it is unloaded, in a box, and separate from your ammo. And no, you can not keep it within the compact or glove compartment, it cannot be within reach.

  36. westernbuc Says:

    Hard for people to say they support black lives but not a black life exercising his constitutional right to self defense. If the Bucs actually care about social justice, which they proclaim all the time, then they will support Mickens.

  37. Cainishere Says:

    Dang Ken, That is your rationale for carrying a weapon while you drive around town? Your car is a weapon too? You 2nd amendment people are the reason why this country is so very dangerous. Perhaps we should round up all of you gun toting people and ship ya off to Australia or someplace else. Probably would get shot in the attempt. If I was the Bucs I would drop this hot potato FAST and send a clear message to the rest of the NFL “WE DO NOT SUPPORT ORIGINAL GANGSTAS.

  38. Wackomaroon Says:

    …and you have to pass a test to get your FSC. It’s more common sense test than anything else. A 5 year old could pass it.

  39. Ken Says:

    @westernbuc well said

  40. Ken Says:

    @Cainishere “You 2nd amendment people.” Wow, your bigotry is pretty astounding.

  41. Cainishere Says:

    What in the world does a gun have to do with Black Lives Matter movement? So if we peaceful people who believe he was wrong for having a weapon in the car while driving are racist? get the hell off the platform you nut.

  42. Wackomaroon Says:

    It’s not a constitutional right to self-defense if you chooses to live in Los Angeles. Every city/state has it’s own laws that must be followed.

    Mickens made his own bed by not following the local gun laws. It’s that simple whether you agree with the law or not.

  43. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Yep, “constitutional right to self defense.” Our forefathers could foresee assault weapons and the like. LMAO! When the constitution was drafted, people were shooting muskets.

  44. Wackomaroon Says:

    I love my guns like anybody else, but I don’t need one outside of my home/property unless I’m shooting targets or hunting.

    Mickens’ ignorance is what landed him in jail. He doesn’t need a handgun to drive around Los Angeles. Sure, he/you/I might want one in certain neighborhoods, but like a poster said above, just don’t go to them and your odds of ever needing a handgun outside of your home are next to none.

  45. Cainishere Says:

    You know how many times I have needed to pull out a gun to defend myself in my lifetime? None, Drop that trash off at the corner. I am sure the trashy Rams or 49’ers will be happy to have a OG on their special teams. We do not need him.

  46. Cainishere Says:

    I just do not understand how a person can LOVE a gun? It is an instrument of death. Those who LOVE their guns would not think twice about ending a person’s life. They do not shoot to injure, they shoot to kill. Some sick people in this world.

  47. Ken Says:

    @Wackomaroon “It’s not a constitutional right to self-defense if you chooses to live in Los Angeles”

    What an amazing statement.

  48. Ken Says:

    @Cainishere You have a extremely distorted view of gun owners. A gun is simply a tool that can be used for recreation, competition, and hunting. 99.999% of guns and ammo in this country are only ever used for those peaceful purposes. The other small percentage is for lawful self defense and unlawful murders. However, no gun owner I’ve ever know has wanted to use their gun on another human being. I don’t know if your prejudice towards gun owners comes from just watching too much crap on TV or from personal experience but you need to realize that prejudice for what it is.

  49. Sesteprenelicus Says:

    Who is the victim here!?!? Pretty ridiculous. I thought we had the right to bear arms in this country.

  50. Cainishere Says:

    Hey Ken? Do you have it inside of you to kill someone? I bet you do. Nuff said.

  51. Ken Says:

    @Cainishere I would imagine that everyone has it in them to severely injure or kill someone in self defense. Are you actually telling me that if your loved one was being attacked with deadly force you wouldn’t have the capacity to use deadly force to defend him or her?

  52. Robert Says:

    Thou shalt not kill.
    But not everyone believes that. I do, unless someone breaks into my residence I won’t ever have to decide. I will say though there are times when brining one responsibly was the right call…..like going out of state to the mountains. Then a car load of meth heads want to roll up feeling frisky. It aint just bad parts of the city. Better safe than sorry if you don’t know your surroundings.

  53. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    So what? I don’t really care.

  54. Wackomaroon Says:

    @ Canishere

    “Those who LOVE their guns would not think twice about ending a person’s life.”

    Such an ignorant statement. My god! Would you say the same about a knife collector?
    I collect firearms. It’s hobby. People love their hobbies. It doesn’t make me want to shoot or kill anybody. Don’t be an imbecile.

    @ Ken

    Get bent, it’s a typo. What is so amazing? I live in Los Angeles, and I’m aware of my rights and the local gun laws. Mickens made his own bed

  55. Greg Says:

    Such a polarizing subject and I do have a bias but that is not important. I just want to say thank you for the respectful banter with out it getting out of control. Conversation is good keep it up.

  56. Capt.Tim Says:

    More cluelessness
    You dont need a gun for protection?
    Are you a millionaire, like Mickens?
    Then you have no Fking idea how dangerous life can be for him.

  57. D1 Says:


    I’ve heard or read that line about The Founding Fathers and their inability to forsee today’s military assault weapons about a 1000 times. It’s predictable to the discussion and its usefulness (to those saying it) is in its ability to establish a mental/legal framework that could be used to rationalize a voluntary forfeiture of a basic constitutional right!

    That’s alarming on its own.

    But I would rather point to the premise and point out it’s false. It’s not only false, it’s ridiculous ! I find it difficult to entertain that there’s a hint of legitimacy to the premise. Certainly can’t understand why anyone would consider it intelligent and insightful since its predicated on being profoundly uneducated on the subject matter.

    The other thing is you said that, you never carried a gun or needed one and that if you don’t carry, you won’t get into trouble. Mind blowing! Absolutely mind blowing!

  58. Rod Munch Says:

    Take it to the Supreme Court.

    We have a 2nd Amendment for a reason. Every time these BS local laws are challenged, they get thrown out. Calling it a felony – that’s even more BS.


    Was he going hunting? Why do you need a weapon in your car period? Stupid ass, dump him he sucks anyway.

  60. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    If I recall correctly, Cheeseburger Bowers was Realist’s son in law…

  61. Cobraboy Says:

    Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Yep, “constitutional right to self defense.” Our forefathers could foresee assault weapons and the like. LMAO! When the constitution was drafted, people were shooting muskets.

    If I can prove to you that multiple multi-shot weapons were common when the second amendment was ratified, will you leave JBF forever along with your abject ignorance?

    Additionally, please find “self-defense” in the constitution or Federalist Papers. I’ll wait right here.
    It is very unfortunate ignorance is not painful, because low-info serfs like yourself would be on a morphine drip…

    A read of the Federalist Papers, which is like kryptonite to today’s neo-communist progs, tells you all you need to know as to WHY the right to keep and bear arms was second behind the right of speech, religion and assembly.

  62. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    ^^^ @Cobra, “unfortunate ignorance is not painful…”

    too funny my Bucs brother… But if that were the case, many in here would be hurting.

  63. View from 132 Says:

    Ya’ll pro-gun nuts and anti-gun nuts are fun to read, but the fact of the matter is he was arrested under current law. Bad move for this guy. There are a lot of guys out there that would return kicks for a living if given the chance.

  64. Cobraboy Says:

    Agree with View from 132: Mickens was an idiot.

  65. Cainishere Says:

    Look here. It is just a plain fact that if you own a gun you have it inside of you to kill another person period. People who do not have it in them to hurt others do not collect guns. To try and convince me that you do not have it in you to pull a trigger against another human being is futile, I would never ever believe you.