Jaydon Mickens had an incredible story of when he first got into the NFL. It has since soured a bit after he got arrested earlier this year.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver has been hit with 2 criminal charges stemming from his March arrest, according to TMZ Sports. The court documents obtained by TMZ says prosecutors levied 2 misdemeanors against the 27-year-old Super Bowl champ after they say he was illegally carrying a loaded firearm in his car.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Jaydon Mickens has been hit with 2 criminal charges stemming from his March arrest … TMZ Sports has learned. https://t.co/EnOv4lj3yN
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) July 17, 2021
“Prosecutors clearly felt there was enough to move forward with the case … and it could spell bad news for Mickens, ’cause the two gun charges he’s facing each carry a maximum of one year in jail if convicted.”
When Jaydon Mickens first got to the Jacksonville Jaguars as a member of their practice squad a few years ago, he was sleeping in his car in the parking lot at Everbank Field. Three years after that moment, he became a Super Bowl champ.
“Man, it honestly doesn’t feel real. It’s very surreal,” Mickens said of winning the Super Bowl. “I haven’t won a championship since probably 2004, my Pop Warner days. This is something that I’m not used to but it’s something I knew we were able to accomplish through everything we’ve been through this season. But it doesn’t feel real.”
Mickens appeared in nine games this season for the Bucs mostly returning kicks. Mickens returned 12 kickoffs for 289 yards while on punt duty, he returned 15 punts for 99 yards. As a receiver, Mickens caught seven receptions for 58 yards.