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Bucs suite manager arrested in sex sting no longer employed by team

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The string of off-season arrests for the Bucs apparently has no end in sight.

Brian Weiss, a luxury suite sales manager for the Bucs, was one of 32 men arrested in an NBC Dateline-style sex sting operation, the Leesburg Daily Commercial reports.

The men, ranging in ages 19 to 63, arrived at a Clermont vacation home with the intent of having sex with girls ranging in age from nine to 14. Instead, they were met by Lake County Sheriff's deputies in a predator sex-sting operation that began June 14 and ended Sunday.

Weiss was charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex, obscene communication using a computer, and lewd and lascivious behavior. If convicted, he could 25 years in prison.

Bucs spokesman Jonathan Grella declined comment but said Weiss no longer works for the team.

"These suspects came with the intention of having sex with a child, instead they went to jail," Sheriff Gary Borders said in a press conference Tuesday.

To lure Weiss and others, undercover detectives pretended to be children in chat rooms looking for grown men interested in having sex. When the men showed up at the vacation home, they were arrested.

Three members of the coaching staff or front office already had been arrested in the last 11 months. Jay Kaiser, 37, the assistant to head coach Raheem Morris, was arrested for driving under the influence. Pro scouting coordinator Shelton Quarles, 39, was arrested in March, and former defensive line assistant coach Chris Mosley, 32, was arrested last September, both on DUI charges. Defensive back Aqib Talib was indicted last month of charges of aggravated assault with deadly weapon.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 9:38pm]

    

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