Bucs scouting director Shelton Quarles arrested on DUI charge

Shelton Quarles, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coordinator of pro scouting, was arrested early this morning and charged with drunk driving.

Quarles, a former linebacker for the Bucs, was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. on a ramp leading to Interstate 275, according to a report by Ileana Morales of the St. Petersburg Times.

According to Morales, Quarles remained in jail hours after his arrest and booking. Bail was set at $500. Quarles refused to submit to testing at the time of the arrest.

Quarles was promoted to his current post in January. The former Pro Bowl performer was hired as a pro scout by the team in 2007. With his promotion, he essentially took the place of former quarterback Doug Williams, who was forced out. 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.

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