- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired director of player development Isaiah Harris on Thursday after he was arrested for driving under the influence.

The 35-year-old Harris was in his first year with the team.

Harris was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge and released on $500 bond. He worked in the Bears’ front office when current Bucs coach Lovie Smith coached in Chicago.

Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said in a statement that, “Every member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is held to a high standard. This type of incident, particularly for someone whose primary responsibilities are to mentor and develop our players off the field, cannot be tolerated. Due to the nature of his position and the expectations placed on our staff, we made the organizational decision to part ways with Isaiah.”

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