It's been a busy offseason for Buccaneers safety Cody Grimm and not for the right reasons. The 26-year-old former Virginia Tech player was arrested early Sunday morning in Leesburg, Va. and charged with public intoxication, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Grimm, the son of former Redskins Hall of Famer Russ Grimm, was arrested at a Hampton Inn at 5:30 am. He was in town attending a wedding.
Public intoxication is a misdemeanor, but Grimm was arrested two months earlier on the same charge in Christianburg, Va. According to the Washington Post, Grimm was given "deferred disposition" in that case, "which allows prosecutors to drop a charge if the accused fulfills certain promises and stays out of trouble."
Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano issued the requisite statement on the matter.
“Our players know our expectations on and off the field and we take these matters very seriously,'' Schiano said. “When we feel we have obtained all the necessary information, we will act accordingly.”
Grimm is entering his fourth year in the league. He's started 12 games (nine as a rookie in 2010) and has two interceptions. He took a pay cut from $1.2 million to $700,000 earlier this offseason to remain with the Bucs, who also have Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron on the roster at safety.