Bucs’ Jermaine Phillips Arrested on Battery Charges

January 11th, 2010 by

The Ledger TAMPA | Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Jermaine Phillips was jailed and is being held without bond after being arrested early Sunday on felony charges of domestic battery by strangulation.
Phillips is scheduled to have a court hearing this morning, according to a spokesperson at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

“The Buccaneers are aware of the serious charges against Jermaine Phillips and will monitor the situation closely,” a Bucs spokesperson said Sunday night.

The arrest was first reported by profootballtalk.com.

According to the police report, Phillips was arrested at 4:50 a.m. Sunday at his Tampa home and booked at 7:23 a.m.

He is married to the former Adrianne Sherman and has one son, Jordan. It is not clear if his wife was involved in the incident.

Phillips, 30, had a short eighth year with the Bucs. He was placed on injured reserve with a fractured thumb on Sept. 22. His 2008 season was cut short after he broke his arm, the second time it happened that season. He also suffered a similar injury in 2004.

The fifth-round draft pick out of Georgia will be an unrestricted free agent in March.

It is not the first time this season a member of the Buccaneers has been in trouble with the law.

Starting cornerback Aqib Talib was arrested on battery charges in August.

Offensive lineman Marcus Johnson was arrested for DUI on Oct. 27. He was eventually cut.

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