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Stevens relieved suspension is behind him



Tight end Jerramy Stevens was disappointed he couldn't celebrate the Bucs clinching the division with his teammates. He was serving a one-game suspension by the league for a September DUI conviction in Arizona.

But the 28-year-old Stevens is relieved the suspension wasn't longer.

"It was real weird to be away, to play the whole season and then be gone the week that we clinch the division,'' Stevens said. "I was real happy, obviously, for the guys but it was a little strange being away and missing the celebration and the excitement of winning the division and knowing we had our place locked. But man, I was just glad we got the business done.''

"I'm really glad I was only forced to deal with a one-game suspension. I'm just really excited to be back with the team and have that kind of behind us and be able to push forward in the playoffs without having to worry if it's next week or the week after. Now I can just go forward.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:54pm]


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