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Bucs coaches assistant arrested



TAMPA -- Charles Dwayne Stukes, a coaches assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was arrested late Thursday night on DUI charges.

Tampa police arrested Stukes, 30, a former NFL defensive back, about 11:30 p.m. near Armenia Avenue S and Cleveland Street W. He refused to take a breathalizer, according to jail records.

He was released on bail about 8 a.m. today.

Stukes spent parts of four seasons with the Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers from 2000 to 2003.

Stukes has been with the Buccaneers for two seasons. His primary job is supporting special teams coordinator Richard Bisaccia.

A call to the Bucs seeking comment was not immediately returned.

-- Melanie Ave, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:53pm]


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