Fmr. Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins pleads no contest to lesser charge

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies bring in Bucs Tight End Austin Seferian-Jenkins to the HCSO Orient Road jail.

TAMPA-- Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the former Buccaneers tight end arrested in September on a charge of driving under the influence, agreed to a plea deal Wednesday on a lesser charge of reckless driving, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday from an ESPN report.

The terms of Seferian-Jenkins' plea deal are 12 months of probation, 50 hours of community service, a $500 fine and a DUI prevention class.

The tight end was caught weaving in traffic and speeding on southbound Interstate 275 on September 23. Florida Highway Patrol charged Seferian-Jenkins with violation of vehicle's ignition interlocking device, part of his previous 2013 DUI conviction in Washington state. That charge was dropped as a condition of the plea agreement.

Seferian-Jenkins was released by the Bucs the day after the arrest, and signed by the New York Jets where he is under contract for the 2017 season. The Times reports that the NFL could discipline Seferian-Jenkins further.

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