TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Cato June was arrested early Monday and charged with driving under the influence several hours after the team returned from a win in Atlanta.
June, who turned 28 on Sunday, was stopped by police shortly before 3 a.m. because they said he was driving above the speed limit. He refused to take a breath test and was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail, where he remained for more than seven hours before being released on $500 bond.
The fifth-year pro spent the first four seasons of his career with the Indianapolis Colts. He signed with the Bucs as a free agent in March and had a team-high nine tackles and forced a fumble in Sunday's 31-7 victory at Atlanta.
Coach Jon Gruden said the team was still gathering information on the arrest.
``I don't have a comment on that right now, other than we're very concerned about the matter,'' Gruden said.
``I have a very strong opinion about Cato June. ... I don't think you're going to find a better young man. But we'll get the information on this and will respond to it when we have all the facts.''
The coach said he doesn't believe the arrest will become a distraction for the Bucs (6-4), who lead the NFC South by two games.
``We're going to address it privately with Cato,'' Gruden said. ``Obviously, any time one of our players or coaches is involved in something like this, we'll address it. I don't believe it will be a distraction, but I think it's something we all can certainly learn from and grow from.''
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