Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been cited for careless driving from a minor collision in Tampa last week, according to a report from ESPN’s Jenna Laine.
Neither Winston nor the driver of the other vehicle were harmed in the crash.
The incident involving the former Florida State star led to $4,000 in vehicle damages according to the Tampa Bay Times.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, on Feb. 13, at approximately 5:05 p.m., Winston was traveling northbound on the Veterans Expressway (State Road 589) when the vehicle in front of him came to a complete stop due to traffic ahead. Winston failed to reduce his speed in time to avoid the collision, with his Ford 250 rear-ending Tyler and Anna Stepka in their Subaru Forester.
Winston “operated the vehicle in a careless or negligent manner,”according to the report, yet it was determined he wasn’t distracted.
Alcohol use was not suspected, so Winston wasn’t tested for impairment.
Meanwhile, the careless driving fine will barely dent the wallet of the former Heisman Trophy winner, as it will only cost up to $153.
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