Buccaneers ax director of player development following arrest
The decision came down on Friday, a day after Harris was arrested early Thursday morning by Tampa, Fla., police after allegedly rear-ending a women’s car in a Taco Bell drive-thru. Harris refused to take BAC tests and was eventually booked before being released on $500 bond.
Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht released a statement regarding the team’s decision.
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"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."