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Ex-Bucs TE Seferian-Jenkins reaches plea deal on DUI charge



Former Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, cut by Tampa Bay in September after his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence, reached a plea agreement Wednesday by pleading no contest to a lesser charge of reckless driving, according to court records.

Seferian-Jenkins, who now plays for the New York Jets, agreed to 12 months of probation, 50 hours of community service, a $500 fine and must attend a DUI prevention class, according to the plea agreement. A second charge of failing to obey restrictions ordered by the court, relating to not using an ignition interlock device on his car, has been dropped as part of the agreement.

Seferian-Jenkins, 24, had 10 catches for 110 yards and no touchdowns in seven games with the Jets after being cut by the Bucs. He is under contract with the Jets for the 2017 season, and could still face discipline from the league. His plea agreement was first reported by ESPN.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:47pm]


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