Small-Time Criminal Charges For Jaydon Mickens

July 18th, 2021

Joe’s got a not-so-bold prediction.

Receiver/returner Jaydon Mickens’ alleged crime of driving a vehicle with dark windows and a loaded gun inside, will end with him making a small donation to the state of California and nothing more.

It seems, per TMZ Sports, Mickens now has a couple of misdemeanor charges California for those alleged bad acts on March 5. It’s not a new story, but TMZ wrote yesterday that state prosecutors are moving forward.

Mickens has not been disciplined by the Bucs and remains on the roster fighting for a job.

Considering how the Bucs embraced Antonio Brown, Mickens’ relatively minor legal hassle might help him secure a roster spot this season, though rookie speedster receiver Jaelon Darden will get every shot to win Mickens’ job.

35 Responses to “Small-Time Criminal Charges For Jaydon Mickens”

  1. All lives matter Says:

    What’s with so many players breaking the laws?

  2. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    All these hassles our players seem to have!

  3. gotbbucs Says:

    It’s going to come down to a numbers game, and unless Micken’s knows how to do something other than catch kickoffs in the end zone and take a knee, he should be on the outside looking in come roster cut down.
    I know this is petty, but I got really tired of watching this guy fair catch every ball and then jump around high fiving and talking to every opposing player that flew down the field wanting to light him up if given the chance. He just always looked really unfocused to me.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I brought this up yesterday… news is good news this time of year with players…..
    Mickins’ $950 k salary and the drafting of Darden will most likely assure Mickens’ release….this isn’t that bad…but it certainly doesn’t help him.

  5. Beeej Says:

    In a place like Kalifornia, you can break laws while you’re asleep in bed

  6. AMI_Chris Says:

    Just another in a long line of unimpressive Bucs’ returners. And now a criminal. I miss the Lightning already!

  7. SB~LV Says:

    Nothing to see here!

  8. Marine Buc Says:

    We will probably need Mickins at some point this season. Let’s not forget how bad the injury bug bit our receivers last season. Evans, Godwin, Miller, Brown and Watson all sustained injuries last season plus he can return kicks.

  9. Buc50 Says:

    Driving with dark tinted windows and owning a gun. Quite the criminal enterprise. Dark tint can be dangerous but it’s just another reason for cops to stop and search your vehicle IMO.

  10. bucit55 Says:

    c’mon joe, AB is an all pro WR, mickens isnt getting the same treatment. And since when is an illegal loaded gun “small time”?

  11. Stanglassman Says:

    Driving a nicer car than than a cop can afford and driving while black? I just hope he wasn’t in a white neighborhood. It’s a sad but true reality.

  12. Mickman Says:

    He had to allow them to search his vehicle and told them he has a license gun in the car. The gun was not stored properly…of all the stupid things, why in the hell do players need to have a gun in their car with them? Do they really believe they are going to use it? I can’t recall any of them using a gun other then Plaxico shooting himself in the leg.

  13. Jeff Says:

    Blame California! Shame on them for having laws that keep their residents safe! Some nerve!

  14. Medicated Pete Says:

    He stinks, we can do better

  15. teacherman777 Says:

    We should have the right to have tinted windows.

    I’m tired of the nanny statement.

    Small government means that we don’t have stupid laws that invade upon our privacy.

    Tinted windows?

    Give me a freaking break.


    “Illegal search and seizure” and gun rights?

    I thought we were the land of freedom?

    More like the land of red tape and regulation!

  16. teacherman777 Says:

    *nanny government

  17. ModHairKen Says:

    If the man wants to carry a firearm, the man has a right to carry a firearm. California is not a nice place. I understand his desire to protect himself.

  18. QB whisperer Says:

    I thought once about keeping a gun in my car, but I realized that I might have to use it for bogus reasons and so I put it back on the shelf.

  19. stpetebucsfan Says:

    TBBF is correct. When we took Darden the writing was on the wall.

    If I had to list a weakness on our team it’s our return game. Darden was brought in to fix that. He was a star in college let’s see how he does under the big lights.

  20. Jabooknowsbest? Says:

    Players often keep a fire arm because they are walking targets for robbers. They make more money than a average people and I read on multiple occasions show they get robbed at stop signs or stores. Tints protect your face in traffic for privacy and the weapon obviously for protection. It’s funny how Republicans fight for gun rights but he’s wrong for having a gun. Only because he’s black. It’s ashame.

  21. SufferingSince76 Says:

    A lot of police vehicles have heavily tinted windows. Why the double standard? BTW, I support the women and men in blue.

  22. mark2001 Says:

    Loaded gun in the backseat of his car for self defense? He’d fit right in with a number of Florida drivers. Of course, the tint is another story.

  23. Alstott up the gut Says:

    After winning the Superbowl, it’s easy to overlook major mistakes. 4th qtr., NFC Championship game, all Mickens has to do is run around with the ball on the kickoff, to get under the 2 minute warning. Instead he slides, for no good reason at all, allowing GB to have the clock stopped on the Bucs offense. Hope this charge, regardless of how egregious it is, cost him his spot. Let’s see what Darden can do!

  24. SB Says:

    I have a gun in Every vehicle I own. But this is Montana

  25. Miller5252 Says:

    Mickman, with everything that goes on nowadays, it’s nothing a bad thing to have a gun in your car. If he has the permit to carry the gun then it makes it even better because he’s probably done training with it. You just don’t know anymore what can happen. If he’s doing it legal, that’s his right to do it.

  26. Defense Rules Says:

    For those who’ve sadly turned this article into an issue of color, Mickens got stopped because of having ‘dark windows’ … that’s all the article said. And because the windows were apparently excessively darkened, the police couldn’t have known who was driving or what color the driver were.

    I don’t live in California (thank heaven), but windows that are too heavily tinted are against the law in many states for good reason IMO: It puts the police at risk when they have to stop someone. Here’s a recap for you:

    “There’s only one state that allows people to tint their windows to any tint percentage: Michigan. On the contrary, there are seven states and one district that only allow a lighter tint on car windows (CALIFORNIA, Iowa, Alaska, Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Washington D.C.). Three other states do not allow tint on cars at all (New Jersey, Vermont, and New Hampshire). The remaining states vary their tint laws based on a tint percentage between 10% and 60%.”

    And also according to the article, they found Mickens’ LOADED gun after they stopped him for the excessive window tint. Article didn’t say anything that I saw about the gun being ‘illegal’.

  27. Beeej Says:

    Anyone who leaves a gun exposed to where passers-by can see it deserves whatever happens to them. (I’ve seen a FEW cases of this lately) My 1911 is always quickly accessible, but you wouldn’t find it unless you ordered me out of whatever vehicle I’m driving and searched it.

  28. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Use to carry every day when I had my daughter,so I have the opportunity to protect her,, shootings in movie theater,, Walmart,, ect athletes are targets,I get it,if I were them I’d carry to, but be smart about it for Christ sakes,, backseat and just laying there I believe,crime should be stupidity

  29. BucEmUp Says:

    Dardens tape screams bad ass, and not another Kenny Bell disappointment. I dont see them not keeping the kid

  30. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Winny has a prediction…Mickens will be dropped from the roster like a pass hitting Michael Clayton in both hands on 3rd down with room to run.

  31. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    bucit55 Says:
    “And since when is an illegal loaded gun “small time”?”

    “Shall not be infringed.”

    There should be no such thing as an “illegal gun.”

  32. The Deflator Says:

    Buc50, yeah, well considering the tint was illegal, it’s absolutely a reason to pull someone over.

  33. Bucaroo Says:

    Mickens is a good young man He doesn’t deserve changes do to the circumstances and as fare as his job as a punt returner REMEMBER Mickens can play receiver/ running back / slote/ and quarterback it you give him that chance the Buccaneers fans or to hard on him he love the game and knows the play book of the games and understand the game okay better then the Million dollar player he HAS NEVER DROPPED A BALL AND NO DISRESPECT IT HE HAD PLAYERS TO BLOCK FOR HIM TO TAKE THE BALL TO THE HOUSE WE KNOW THAT HE PROVED THAT IN JACKSONVILLE . DON’T DISRESPECT HIS SKILLS HE’S BEEN RESPECTED FOR THE GAME OF FOOTBALL SINCE HE WAS 5YRS OLD .I’M SORRY IF IT DIDN’T WORK OUT FOR YOU OR YOUR SON. Give Mickens a brake..A

  34. Joe Says:

    Mickens is a good young man He doesn’t deserve changes do to the circumstances and as fare as his job as a punt returner

    Mickens’ problem was he was in California. If he was in 35 other states he’d been in the clear.

  35. Melvin Floyd Says:

    I know mickens, he is a very very respectful your man and should be respected as such, but as we all know haters are everywhere… Mickens, keep your head up and keep moving forward.