Johnson released by Bucs

Updated: October 27, 2009, 6:17 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released offensive lineman Marcus Johnson after his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence.

A Tampa police lieutenant says he found Johnson sleeping Tuesday in a car near the Bucs' stadium.

Tampa police say the lieutenant woke up the 27-year-old. A DUI investigator reported smelling alcohol on Johnson's breath and police say he had glassy eyes and swayed when standing up unsupported.

Johnson was arrested and later released on $500 bail. Jail records did not indicate if he had an attorney.

The team announced later Tuesday that he was released.


Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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