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Buccaneers "part ways" with Isaiah Harris after DUI incident

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acted really quickly after a DUI incident.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have "parted ways" with Isaiah Harris after he was arrested for DUI last night. That would be a nice euphemism for "fired". Harris was the team's director of player development, and the Bucs were apparently not happy with his arrest.

"Every member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is held to a high standard," general manager Jason Licht said. "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."

So, that was a short tenure for the Bucs' director of player development. He'd previously worked for Lovie Smith in Chicago in the same role for seven years. On its face it seemed like Harris had done a good job with the Bucs' players this season, who have stayed out of trouble since his hiring back in February.

The Bucs are sending a message that DUI arrests are not to be taken lightly, and that they hold people to a high standard.