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Fleischer Advising Buccaneers On Dir Of Communications Search
Published March 15, 2010
Ari Ari Fleischer is advising the Buccaneers on the search for a new Dir of Communications, signaling just how political such jobs have become. The Glazers, who own the Bucs, also own Manchester United, which is frequently embroiled in controversies, the most recent of which involves a group of investors seeking to buy the team without their consent. Meanwhile, the Bucs have been hit with charges they spend too little on players and are really saving money to pay off the ManU debt the Glazers incurred in buying the team. "I am helping spread the word for the Bucs about their opening and am holding preliminary talks with some candidates," Fleischer said in an e-mail. "The rest of the interview process and the decision about who to hire are determined by the Bucs." The former White House Press Secretary under former President George W. Bush, Fleischer has his own sports pr firm, Ari Fleischer Sports Communications. The firm is half owned by IMG. He has advised a handful of football clients in the past, including the Packers. He is also currently advising Tiger Woods and the NCAA.