Shelton Quarles arrested for DUI

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.

16 responses to “Shelton Quarles arrested for DUI

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

  2. 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??

  3. 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?

  4. @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

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

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

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