Report: Ex-NFL TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was drunk, speeding and high during recent DUI arrest

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who played with four teams across six seasons, was high, drunk and speeding when officers arrested him for DUI on March 9, per TMZ.

According to police documents obtained by TMZ, Seferian-Jenkins was driving 48 mph in a 30 mph zone and began swerving in his vehicle. The 27-year-old tight end, who was reportedly driving on a suspended license for a prior DUI arrest, narrowly avoided taking a wrong-way offramp then swerved across multiple lanes.

After being pulled over by officers, who detected the smell of alcohol and marijuana, he refused a field sobriety test and was arrested, per the report. Police charged Seferian-Jenkins with one count of DUI, one count of driving with a suspended license and one count of operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device.

Seferian-Jenkins, who last played in an NFL game in 2018 with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was suspended for two games in 2017 for a DUI arrest. The most recent incident marks his third DUI arrest since 2013, he has now been arrested twice for DUI in the NFL and once in college.

After signing with the New England Patriots in 2019, he was granted his release to deal with personal issues. A former second-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seferian-Jenkins could face discipline from the NFL if he decided to make a return to football.