CB Cox arrested for DUI; status for game uncertain

Published December 5, 2004

TAMPA - Bucs cornerback Torrie Cox was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Cox, 24, was arrested by Tampa Police at 3 a.m. after a traffic stop at Courtney Campbell Parkway and Rocky Point Drive. He was taken to central booking at the Orient Road jail at 4:10 a.m. and released after posting $500 bond at 11:30 a.m.

About an hour after his arrest, Cox's blood alcohol was measured at 0.119 and 0.139, over the 0.08 at which Florida considers a driver is impaired.

Cox, whose address is 1204 Bay Club Circle, was unavailable for comment Saturday.

Because of his arrest, he was unable to attend the Bucs practice Saturday morning. After being released from jail, Cox met with general manager Bruce Allen, according to a team spokesman.

"Bruce Allen met with Torrie this morning to discuss this matter," communications director Jeff Kamis said. "We will continue to gather all the information and deal with this appropriately."

Cox's status for today's game against the Falcons at Raymond James Stadium was undetermined, Kamis said. Seven players and a quarterback must be declared inactive 90 minutes before the game.

Times staff writer Greg Auman contributed to this report.