The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been plagued lately with a rash of arrests, of players and non-players alike.
Now, a Bucs official reportedly was one of 32 men arrested in a Dateline-style sex sting operation.
Per The Daily Commercial of Leesburg, Florida, one of the suspects is named Brian Weiss. He told police that he works for the Buccaneers.
An online search reveals that a man named Brian Weiss is the team’s Luxury Suite Sales Manager. (He also appears to be on Twitter, but he hasn’t posted any new messages since late April.)
The men (in ages ranging from 19 to 63) arrived at a local vacation home with the intent of having sex with girls ranging in age from nine to 14. They were lured to the location via online communications with undercover officers posing as underage girls.
“These suspects came with the intention of having sex with a child, instead they went to jail,” Sheriff Gary Borders said Tuesday during a press conference.
The seven-day operation began on Tuesday, June 14 and lasted a week. The defendants reportedly face 25 years in jail.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Buccaneers already have parted ways with Weiss.