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Boston expected to play vs. Dolphins

Posted Aug 25, 2007 by Roy Cummings

Updated Aug 25, 2007 at 05:56 PM

DAVIE - We’re still not entirely sure what the future holds for Bucs receiver David Boston, but that future looks brighter today than it did this time yesterday.

Two days after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, Boston is expcected to play in the Bucs third preseason game against the Dolphins tonight. It’s beginning to look like Boston will play in next week’s game against Houston as well and may still make this team.
The Tribune has learned that the Bucs conducted their own investigation into the incident involving Boston and are confident he is innocent of the charges levied against him. As a result, he is expected to play tonight and will likely continue to work towards making the 53-man roster.

“We have investigated the David Boston situation and feel that we have an understanding of the facts,’’ Bucs General Manager Bruce Allen said in a statement. “At this time, we have seen no objective evidence to support the charges that were brought against him.’‘

Boston was arrested early Thursday evening in Pinellas Park after police allegedly found him asleep at the wheel of his car, which was stopped at a red light, though still in drive. Boston passed a breathalyzer test and was run through a battery of field sobriety tests, but law enforcement officials suspected he was under the influence of “something’’ and had him take a urine test before releasing him on his own recognizance

The results of the urine test are not expected to be known for a couple days. The Bucs appear confident the results will be negative. If they are, there’s a good chance Boston becomes part of the 2007 Bucs. In this, his second comebeack attempt since knee injuries derailed his career three years ago, Boston was proving to be one of the better receivers in the Bucs camp.

Reader Comments

Por (Bill Murphy) on August 25, 2007 (Suggest removal)

Just a note if he was not driving but passed out at the wheel, if he was off the road the how could he be DUI? Then A normal blood level, Hum?

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Por (Jeff Breininger) on August 25, 2007 (Suggest removal)

My guess is that he took some prescription painkiller like Vicodin for his sore knees, was tired from practice, and nodded off. Bad decision yes, but he’ll get a hand slap. Plus, the video is not damning at all. Bottom line is that he has an opportunity to do great things and if he gets through this, needs to commit himself to making smart decisions. When you make NFL salary, hire a driver! - Die-Hard Bucs Fan in Cali

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