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Lingerie football player bailed out Seferian-Jenkins

Adrian Purnell, right, was honored among the LFL's 20 hottest athletes in a release earlier this year.

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Adrian Purnell, right, was honored among the LFL's 20 hottest athletes in a release earlier this year.

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One small note from Friday's arrest of then-Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins on a charge of driving under the influence: The tight end, since waived by the Bucs and claimed by the Jets, was released on a $750 cash bond supplied by another football player.

The wrinkle? The football player's name is Adrian Purnell, and she plays in the Legends Football League, a 7-on-7 women's league formerly known as the Lingerie Football League. She is listed as a tight end -- same as Seferian-Jenkins -- and played this year for the Atlanta Steam and previously for the Tampa Breeze -- she went to Tampa's Jefferson High and was making the weekly drive from Tampa to Atlanta with teammates during the season.

Purnell, 28, tweets frequently about the Bucs, including Seferian-Jenkins in a hashtag before his final game, played two weeks ago against the Cardinals. She was honored among the LFL's 20 hottest athletes in a release earlier this year. Seferian-Jenkins did not speak to reporters when he was released from jail and picked up by an unknown woman Friday afternoon.

As for legal updates, Seferian-Jenkins faces an arraignment in court Nov. 8 in Tampa on misdemeanor charges of DUI and failure to obey a driver license restriction -- from a previous DUI charge in Washington in 2013, he was required to have an Interlock Ignition Device on any car he drives.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:50pm]

    

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