Jason Pierre-Paul released from hospital after early-morning car accident

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Jason Pierre-Paul was hospitalized and released after an early-morning car accident. (AP)
Jason Pierre-Paul was hospitalized and released after an early-morning car accident. (AP)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has been released from the hospital after being involved in a car crash early Thursday in South Florida.

TMZ originally reported the news. The Buccaneers confirmed the report Thursday evening, noting that Pierre-Paul was not cited.

The Buccaneers provided a statement from general manager Jason Licht, but did not have information on his status following the accident.

“Our immediate concern is for the safety and well-being of Jason and his passenger. We have been in contact with Jason and will be getting him further evaluated by our medical staff in the near future.”

Report: Pierre-Paul ‘doing fine’

TMZ reports that their sources say that Pierre-Paul is “doing fine” and that he wasn’t cited in the accident, nor was he speeding.

Paul is in his second year with the Buccaneers after spending eight seasons with the New York Giants, with whom he won a Super Bowl and was named to two Pro Bowl teams.

He is perhaps better known for another less fortunate accident that saw him mangle his right hand in a July 4 fireworks explosion in 2015.

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