San Diego DUI criminal defense lawyers at www.SanDiegoDUIhelp.com report a reserve linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is behind bars following his early morning arrest on a Drunk Driving / driving under the influence charge.

According to the Tampa Police Department, Matthew Garrett McCoy was stopped near the intersection of Paul Ave. West and Sheridan Rd. South just after 4 a.m. Saturday. The fourth-year NFL veteran refused to take a blood-alcohol test and was charged with one count of DUI.

McCoy, 26, signed with the Bucs as a free-agent in the offseason. He has appeared in three games for Tampa Bay this season, mostly on special teams. He was inactive last week for the Carolina game.

McCoy was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (63rd selection overall) of the 2005 NFL draft following his senior season at San Diego State University. He played in four games for the Eagles in 2005 and was one of the team’s starting linebackers in 2006. McCoy has also played for the New Orleans Saints during his professional career. www.SanDiegoDrunkDrivingAttorney.net/articles

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