There’s a logical reason for Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mario Urrutia‘s non-participation in the teams first day of OTAs. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’ Office website, Urrutia, 24, was arrested off Waters Avenue and Country Hollow Drive in Tampa at 10:19 on Sunday night. Urrutia was accused of operating a motor vehicle without a drivers license, which is classified as a misdemeanor in the State of Florida. He was released on a $500 bond shortly after 2 a.m.
Urrutia who spent the majority of the 2009 season on the Bucs practice squad, before being added to the active roster late in the season. Being he’s clearly a fringe player, it’s best to cut bait now. With the rash of arrest this off-season involving former Tampa Bay Buccaneer players it might behoove general manager Mark Dominik to send a message that’s clear in nature. That infractions of any kind wont be tolerated by members of the team.
With such a youthful squad, any such distractions off the field could seriously jeopardize any growth on it. Rather then waiting till a more serious offence takes place, it’s best to nip things in the bud now.