Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Released! [Video]
The drama between former Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback Josh Freeman and the team has finally resulted in the release of the player according to ESPN.
Head coach Greg Schiano benched him before their game against the Arizona Cardinals this past Sunday. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, the quarterback instead watched the game from a suite in the stadium after being pushed to the #3 quarterback.
Mike Glennon started the game and the Buccaneers lost 13-10 in last nights loss.
Freeman saw promise as the quarterback throwing 80 touchdowns and 66 interceptions since being drafted 17th overall in 2009. A bad season last year, coupled a bad start this year, and leadership concerns allowed the player to be stripped of his captain designation, and eventually fined for conduct detrimental to the team.
Sources reported that Freeman was in stage 1 of the substance-abuse program this passed week, after taking the drug Ritalin. He also went to ESPN for an interview without permission, announcing that he would like to be traded from the team after being benched.
It is reported that the team looked to find a trade partner, but could not find anyone interested.