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Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Geno Hayes okay after stabbing

TAMPA — The girlfriend of the Bucs' Geno Hayes was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stabbing the linebacker in the head and neck, Hillsborough County sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said.

Shevelle Bagley, 19, faces an aggravated battery charge after deputies say she grazed his head with a pair of scissors, then stabbed him in the neck with a kitchen knife.

The incident happened in a residence where Carter said the two live. Deputies don't know what the argument between Hayes and Bagley was about.

A friend of Hayes' took him to Tampa General Hospital, where he was treated and released within a few hours, Carter said.

Bagley was arrested at home at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and was released on $25,000 bond Sunday.

Hayes, 21, is a former Florida State player picked by the Bucs in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL draft. He is expected to compete for the starting outside linebacker spot vacated by the release of 10-time Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Brooks.

The Bucs had no comment on the incident.

The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Hayes played nine games last season and was a standout on special teams, recording 13 tackles and blocking a punt against Carolina, returning it 22 yards for a touchdown. But he tore an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in Week 11 against Minnesota, ending his season.

VISIT: Jaguars free agent tackle Khalif Barnes visited the Bucs on Monday, Foxsports.com reported. Barnes, 26, can play both tackle positions and would likely be a backup to right tackle Jeremy Trueblood and left tackle Donald Penn, a restricted free agent. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Barnes was high on the list of the Raiders, but talks have broken off. The Bucs also hosted Broncos cornerback Karl Paymah as scheduled, but no agreement had been reached. Buffalo linebacker Angelo Crowell will meet with the Bucs today.

Around the league

ESPN.com reported that Jaguars receiver Matt Jones was arrested Monday night in Arkansas on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

The Web site reported he was arrested by police in Washington County (where Jones was arrested in 2008 on a felony cocaine charge). Jones, 25, a former quarterback at Arkansas, led the Jaguars in receiving last season with 65 catches and 761 yards, despite a suspension under the league's personal conduct policy.

MORE JAGUARS: The team signed three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Tra Thomas, 34, from the Eagles on a three-year contract.

Times staff writer Rick Stroud and Times wires contributed to this report.

Monday's signings

Terms included, where available

BROWNS: CB Hank Poteat (from Jets)

EAGLES: Re-signed LB Tank Daniels, one year; claimed RB Eldra Buckley off waivers (Chargers)

LIONS: LB Cody Spencer (Jets), RB Aveion Cason re-signed, both one year

PACKERS: S Anthony Smith (Steelers)

SEAHAWKS: TE John Owens (Lions), OL Ray Willis re-signed

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Geno Hayes okay after stabbing 03/09/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 1:12pm]
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