According to a published report on the Tampa Tribune’s Web site, Boston was arrested on charges of driving under the influence.
The report stated that Boston was found passed out at the wheel of his car in Pinellas Park. The vehicle’s engine was running. Officers told the Tribune that Boston did not know where he was.
Police took Boston to the Pinellas County Jail and booked him on a charge of driving under the influence. He was later released.
Police told the Tribune that Boston was given a field sobriety test and that he had poor balance. However, breath tests came up negative for alcohol and a urine test is pending.
This is not Boston’s first brush with the law. Boston was charged with assault in 2004 for striking an airport official in Vermont, and has a prior DUI with drug possession charge in 2002. Additionally, he was suspended for four games in 2004 for violating the league’s steroid policy. His appeal of that suspension was denied.
It is not known if this arrest will affect Boston’s availability for Saturday’s game against Miami. There was no public comment from the Buccaneers on Friday afternoon.