Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State's two-time All-American kicker, was arrested at a nightclub early Sunday and accused of attempting to bribe a police officer into releasing his roommate.
The arrest was yet another problem with the law for the championship Florida State team.
Bribery is a third-degree felony but it is up to the state attorney's office to officially charge Janikowski. However, police said he can be charged with greater or lesser offenses.
Janikowski was released from Leon County jail on $1,000 bail.
The arrest stems from a dispute at a nightclub where police officer Chris Knight was working as an off-duty bouncer. The club told Knight that Janikowski was welcome, but his friends were not, police said. Knight told Janikowski's roommate, Aaron Silverman, to leave.
Silverman refused and after several warnings was taken into custody. Police said Janikowski offered $300 to persuade Knight to let his friend go.
Earlier this month, Janikowski said he will leave school a year early to enter the NFL.
The Seminoles' most prominent legal trouble this past season involved star wide receiver Peter Warrick and teammate Laveranues Coles in connection with a department store scam.