Former Bucs Player Chris Hovan Arrested On Troubling Charges

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Earlier this week, police arrested a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player on some troubling charges.

Tampa Bay Times reported that former offensive lineman Chris Hovan was arrested and accused of driving while impaired with a child in the car. After police pulled Hovan over, he allegedly “showed signs of impairment” while performing field sobriety tests, the report said.

Hovan had a blood alcohol content of .31, which means he was operating a vehicle with his child in the at nearly four times the legal BAC limit.

“He was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge and a felony charge of child neglect. The child, whose name was not released by the Sheriff’s Office, was in the passenger seat when deputies stopped Hovan. The child was not injured.”

Hovan was selected with the No. 25 pick in the 2000 NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings, eventually playing for the Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams before retiring from the league following the 2010 season.