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March 4, 2011 @ 7:33 am
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Quarles Arrested For DUI

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Scott Reynolds

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Buccaneers coordinator of pro scouting Shelton Quarles was arrested for DUI early Friday morning in Tampa. Quarles refused a breathalyzer test after being stopped at the Ashley Street ramp on I-275 at 2:38 a.m.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coordinator of pro scouting Shelton Quarles was arrested for driving under the influence early Friday morning in Tampa. Quarles, 39, refused a breathalyzer test, which triggers an arrest in the state of Florida. He was stopped at the Ashley Street ramp on Interstate 275 at 2:38 a.m. and was booked at 4:41 a.m. His bail was set at $500 and Quarles remained in jail as of 8:30 a.m.

"We are aware of the matter and are reviewing it," said Buccaneers spokesman Jonathan Grella.

Quarles, a former Buccaneers linebacker from 1997-2006, joined the front office in 2007 as a pro scout. He was promoted to his current position on January 20, 2011. His 98-yard interception return for a touchdown against Green Bay in 2001 stands as the longest play in franchise history.
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    If his scouting skills are that good, this won't matter. This team is at the top of its game right now in the personel department.
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    I agree, we all had messed with the drink / car problem once in our life. But the problem here is that Quarles is the coordinator of pro scouting. It will be hard for him to talk with rookie / free-agent about the good behaviour needed when you sign with the Bucs ...
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    I never drink beer and rarely have a mixed drink or a glass of wine so I have little tolerance for people whose sole purpose for going out is to "get a little buzz on" or get "sauced". Of course once they're "wasted" they no longer have the rational thought process that might prevent them from getting behind the wheel. I would not have expected the highly respected Shelton Quarles to be cast in the same lot with David Boston, Jerremy Stevens and Steve Dumig. Let's hope this was a single mistake and not a symptom of a deeper issue with the former # 53. Before convicting and sentencing Mr. Quarles, we should at least let the legal process play out.
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    Shelton is not a bad guy, but a guy who made a bad decision. How many of you have had a few beers or drinks and drove home? He should have used better judgement, but lets don't make it out into something else; he is not a Jjeremy Stevens or a Geno Hayes? Don't drink and drive. Easy for me to say that now, but I knew for many years I should have taken a cab home, but that would have ment that I would have to somehow get my car the next day and admit that I was too drunk to drive home. All I am saying to Shelton is that I hope you have learned your lesson. Don't drink and drive!
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    What's he doing out this late drinking this close to the potential start of free agency? The deadline was extended a week so this whole lockout thing could be over before it even begins and FA would start immediately. Count me as one of the disappointed posters.
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    There are cabs WAITING outside most of the better, nicer establishments that most of the players frequent. There is NO excuse. I am very disappointed in Shelton - I most definitely had a higher opinion of him than a DUI arrest would indicate. Stevens on the other hand, we all knew he was a tool already.
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    Ummmm ... Are you kidding me ??? Bucco63 is right : Why do we have to read about DUI's every week it seems????? This is painfull !!! Stop destroy the good chemistry of this team ... GO BUCS !
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    I thought Quarles was a stand up guy not that I have't driven intoxicated myself but that was when I was 22 yrs old not 38. he should know better very disappointing. GET A CAB GUYS!
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    Are there no cabs in Tampa??? Why do I have to read about DUI's every week it seems?????
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    Just get a damn designated driver.
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    Doug Williams set him up
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    Check this out from NFP.com Quarles is subject to discipline under the league’s personal conduct policy. Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand was suspended for 30 days and fined $100,000 following his DUI bust last summer. Imagine if we lose our director of Pro Scouting right when Free Agency starts .. UnF*****n believable
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    This surprises me. On another subject, they also show that Jeremy Stevens was arrested within the last 24 hours for Battery.
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