Eric Wright arrested on drunk driving charges in Los Angeles


The order new coach Greg Schiano apparently restored to the Buccaneers didn’t even make it to training camp.

Bucs cornerback Eric Wright, one of the franchise’s splash signings this offseason, was arrested on drunk driving charges in Los Angeles early Monday.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Wright was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence after being involved in an injury accident near Staples Center downtown.

Wright, who was not injured, told officers he had been drinking, but refused a Breathlyzer or a field sobriety test. The driver of the other car in the accident complained of pain but refused medical treatment.

Los Angeles Police Department officers booked him into the Metropolitan Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The Bucs signed Wright to a five-year, $37.5 million contract early this offseason, with hopes of him fixing a leaky secondary. He’s off to a slow start, missing offseason time with a mystery health issue. Perhaps his recovery was due to some self-medicating.

8 responses to “Eric Wright arrested on drunk driving charges in Los Angeles

  1. Man… what happened in Detroit last year that caused everyone to drink or smoke?

  2. I just scratch my head over these teams, when they pick up cast-offs from the Cleveland Browns. I love my Browns. But you gotta wonder about the ability and work habits of the players they throw on the trash heap. There’s a reason they were let go, and I promise you…it didn’t have much to do with money.

    Someone trash is someone else’s treasure? How’s that working for you, Bucs? The Jets know about Braylon…and KC is about to find out about Peyton Hillis. LMAO @ you…

  3. Dear Mr. Goodell,

    I’m am just curious, but why are you so deeply focused on illegal hits in a game which you have never played, when you SHOULD be fining and suspending the 15 + DUI cases this offseason. You would think for a man who has never played at the professional or even collegiate level of football, you would be interested in solving off the field issues…. yes you are making the game safer for kids everywhere, but what about off the field. Kids are looking at the NFL and think that if it’s okay for the pros to abuse drugs and only get a slap on the wrist. then it must be okay for them too. if your gonna be known for laying down the hammer, then slam it, don’t tap it, address everything.

  4. “but refused a Breathlyzer or a field sobriety test.”

    Do these idiots get told at rookie orientation to refuse breathlyzer tests? Every last one refuses it and gives some dumba** excuse that makes them look even worse. I’d like to see one year suspensions for dui’s.

  5. The driver complained of pain but refused medical treatment? Sounds like they want to get some money but can’t do that if they hospital tells you your fine

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