Greg Schiano: Grimm’s Arrest Is Disappointing

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Cody Grimm was arrested early Sunday morning in Leesburg, Va., and charged with public intoxication, according to The Washington Post.

“We are disappointed to learn of this situation,” coach Greg Schiano said in a statement. “Our players know our expectations on and off the field and we take these matters very seriously. When we feel we have obtained all the necessary information, we will act accordingly.”

Grimm was arrested at a local hotel following a wedding, according to The Post. A hearing is scheduled for July 9.

The misdemeanor charge might be exacerbated for the 26-year-old, who also was arrested for public intoxication on March 10 in Christiansburg, Va., according to the report.

From a football perspective, the incident might put Grimm’s already precarious position with the Bucs in further peril. He started nine games as a rookie but only three in the past two seasons. Grimm took a pay cut in April in order to stay with the squad that has the most improved secondary in the NFL.

With Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron set as the starters, the Bucs might decide the off-the-field distractions are too much to deal with for a spot backup.