Twice this offseason, members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization have been arrested for drunk driving: Last month Bucs coordinator of pro scouting Shelton Quarles was arrested, and this week assistant to the head coach Jayson Kaiser was arrested.
Bucs G.M. Mark Dominik says he’s had enough.
“They all pay consequences,” Dominik said of Bucs employees who drive drunk. “I will say that everyone has a consequence and everyone has been dealt with.”
Dominik acknowledged that drunk driving is a serious crime and that there should be serious ramifications.
“There is no debate -– it’s disappointing,” Dominik said. “I’m being honest here -– I am thankful that no one has been hurt because that is the scariest thing about that arrest or driving under the influence. It’s what the ramifications could be outside of just that one person, and I’m going to make that very real to everybody within our organization.”
So the Buccaneers organization is saying the right things about drunk driving. Now the individuals within the organization have to do the right thing and not drive drunk.