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Bucs' Stevens gets 1-game suspension for substance abuse violation

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay reserve tight end Jerramy Stevens
was suspended without pay for one game Tuesday for violating the
NFL's substance abuse policy. He will miss Sunday's game against Atlanta and was also fined an additional game check.

Stevens, who signed with the Buccaneers in April after being
released by Seattle, was convicted in September of driving under
the influence of alcohol in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The charge stemmed from an arrest while the sixth-year pro was a
member of the Seahawks.

"When we signed Jerramy this spring, we knew there was a
possibility that he could face some type of disciplinary action
from the NFL for his prior actions," Bucs general manager Bruce
Allen said in a statement released by the team. "Since he has been
with the Buccaneers, Jerramy has been a great teammate and
productive player for our team."

The 28-year-old Stevens has 10 receptions for 86 yards and one
touchdown.