TAMPA -- A car belonging to Bucs’ wide receiver DeSean Jackson was involved in a wreck over the weekend. Police say there was marijuana and bullets inside.
The wreck happened on West Shore Boulevard near International Mall on Sunday. A Chevy Silverado, which is registered to Jackson, appeared to have left the road and struck a tree. Police say the driver took off and left the vehicle there.
Police found 6.3 grams of marijuana and two .38 caliber hollow-point bullets, which are legal in Florida.
Jackson was contacted by police and reportedly told them someone else was driving.
A representative of Jackson said a friend of Jackson’s borrowed the vehicle while Jackson was out of town, and that nothing in the car belonged to Jackson, according to NFL.com.
Jackson didn’t make the Bucs' trip to Carolina for last weekend’s game.
No arrests have been made in the case, and police said it was unclear who was driving. The vehicle was impounded.
The Bucs released a statement on Wednesday, which said, “We are aware of a one-car accident involving a vehicle registered to DeSean Jackson on the night of Dec. 24. Our understanding is that DeSean has been in contact with authorities and is cooperating with the investigation.”
The investigation is continuing.
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