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Shelton Quarles arrested for DUI

2005 NFL headshot at photo day.  (Photo by Getty Images)

At a time when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sensitive to the perception that they cut corners on character when it comes to acquiring players, a member of the front office has joined the parade of personnel who have found trouble.

Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times reports that Bucs coordinator of pro scouting Shelton Quarles was arrested for DUI early Friday.  He refused to submit to testing, and as of 6:00 a.m. ET he remained in jail.

Quarles, 39, spent all 10 seasons of his NFL career in Tampa.  He was named to the Pro Bowl team in 2002, the same year the Bucs won their only NFL title.

UPDATE:  Team spokesman Jonathan Grella tells PFT that the Buccaneers are aware of the arrest and are reviewing it.

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16 Responses to “Shelton Quarles arrested for DUI”
  1. joetoronto says: Mar 4, 2011 7:25 AM

    Oh boy, what a great example for the players.

  2. slimsteve22 says: Mar 4, 2011 7:27 AM

    The Bucs roster has actually been casted for the newest Longest Yard flick. Easy decision for the Tampa Bay Thugs.

  3. jc1958cool says: Mar 4, 2011 7:30 AM

    the director of scouting! maybe tampa looks for beer drinkers in the draft!

  4. seanmmartin says: Mar 4, 2011 7:31 AM

    He just got the job, too.

  5. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Mar 4, 2011 7:40 AM

    A DUI from an NFL player to snap us sll back into reality.

  6. phinheads says: Mar 4, 2011 7:44 AM

    reset the clock

  7. armchairgm9 says: Mar 4, 2011 8:21 AM

    This isn’t like Q at all. Hope its a misunderstanding.

  8. sjoyner59 says: Mar 4, 2011 8:26 AM

    who cares ?

  9. johanneskrauser2 says: Mar 4, 2011 8:45 AM

    This guy is 39 and was in the NFL for 10 years. What was he doing when he was in his 20s?

  10. ron0917 says: Mar 4, 2011 9:21 AM

    Why does the media report this stuff? When was the last time an employee from FPL, Bellsouth, Apple, Dell, … got a DUI and it was all over the news??

  11. whatswiththehate says: Mar 4, 2011 10:20 AM

    I simply don’t get it..certain athletes get arrested at a drop of a dime. Yet Charlie Sheen gets to flaunt his drug and alcohol filled life-style and the cops simply look the other way when he gets in trouble. What’s wrong with that picture?

  12. quizguy66 says: Mar 4, 2011 10:23 AM

    @ron0917 Usually that stuff is reported about tech and telecom employees (who are apparently the only other drunk drivers j/k) – it’s just in the back of the free local shopper newspaper than people run over with their car as they head of the driveway to work in the morning.

    -QG

  13. silkyjohnson937 says: Mar 4, 2011 10:33 AM

    Im not sure but I think he played for another team besides the bucs, rams maybe?

  14. johanneskrauser2 says: Mar 4, 2011 11:40 AM

    I read over the part that he is now a scout. I guess he was in the CFL for a couple early years too.

  15. mataug says: Mar 4, 2011 4:51 PM

    that’s his mugshot ?

  16. mystereo says: Apr 22, 2011 1:39 AM

    Fire him!

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