An unusual report surfaced from Tampa, where recovering wide receiver David Boston -- attempting a football comeback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- passed out at the wheel of his car last night. An arresting Tampa area officer found an unconscious Boston, with the Range Rover's motor still running. Initial reports say Boston's Breathalyzer registered a '0'. Urine tests are pending. (Larry Brown link here)
Boston last played a full season in an injury-ridden NFL career, in 2003. In 2004, the league's biggest, buff-est, receiver tested positive for anabolic steroids, which led to a suspension. Injuries apparently sidelined Boston the past several seasons. He appeared to have earned a starting spot as a flanker for the Buc's offense.
According to the Tampa Tribune, Boston was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle at 49th Street and Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park. The vehicle’s engine was still running.
The report goes on to state that Boston explained to police that he had traveled from Celebration in Orlando and was headed to the Tampa International Airport.
Although breathalyzer tests showed that there was no alcohol in his system, Boston was also given a field sobriety test, at which point it was determined that there was probable cause to arrest him and charge him with driving under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol...
Depending on the outcome of his urine tests and case, Boston, who was suspended by the NFL in 2004 for a positive steroid test, could face anything from a fine and suspended license to being released by the Bucs and/or suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
We wonder what substance will be found in Boston's urine. Passed out without blowing alcohol content is weird.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell might not be too tolerant of a multiple steroid/substance abuse offender these days.