Matt McCoy, a linebacker signed this year to a free agent contract by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was arrested on October 18 for driving under the influence. As a result, the Bucs cut him from the roster later that day.
According to jail records, McCoy was arrested by Tampa, Florida police shortly after 4 a.m., less than 500 feet from his home. The announcement from the Bucs that McCoy would be released and wide receiver Brian Clark would be promoted to the active roster in his place.
McCoy, 26, posted $500 and was released from Orient Road Jail.
McCoy was stopped by police while driving his 2008 BMW west in the eastbound lane, according to an arrest affidavit. The affidavit said that McCoy swayed while standing, his eyes were glazed, and he smelled of alcohol. He refused to undergo field sobriety tests on his attorney’s advice. According to jail records, he also refused a breath test.