Report: Eric Wright arrested on misdemeanor charge on July 12


Cornerback Eric Wright, whom the Buccaneers traded to San Francisco on Friday, was arrested July 12 on a misdemeanor charge in Los Angeles, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported.

According to the Times, Wright was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence.

A search of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department booking search webpage shows that an Eric Andrew Wright with a July 24, 1985 birthdate was charged with a misdemeanor on July 12. The specific misdemeanor is not cited, however.

Wright, 27, is entering his seventh NFL season. He made 10 starts for the Buccaneers in 2012.  A DUI charge made him against him last year was eventually dropped.

13 responses to “Report: Eric Wright arrested on misdemeanor charge on July 12

  1. I think this trade makes a lot of sense for both teams. Tampa must feel confident in Revis and they have a skilled rookie in Jonathan Banks, so they eliminate the off-field headache that is Eric Wright. He found himself in trouble with the league and the law more than is excusable.

    For San Fran, why not? They may as well add some more talent to that roster in a year where, let’s face it, they expect a Super Bowl championship.

  2. I’m not a big hockey fan, but just by a casual scan, I don’t see hockey players rack up the arrests that football players do. Basketball players are a close second to footballers in arrests. We know that baseball players like to party and drink, but they don’t seem to get arrested at the same rate as football players. Is it the violent nature of the game? Hockey can be as violent as football. Must be the inherent backgrounds and upbringing. Maybe hockey is similar to tennis and golf in that it takes a certain level of financial and family support to get a young person started in youth hockey. In football and basketball, you can just go down to the sandlot or the street courts and play without much family involvement. I’m just wondering about the disparity.

  3. Eric Wright is a bad corner. Seriously dont understand what the 49ers are doing trading for him. If they expect him to start anywhere id be very worried

  4. The character of some of these NFL players is knocking down a peg or two the standing of the NFL.

  5. look at the demographics of hockey and baseball in comparison to the NFL and you will quickly see a correlation to the national crime statistics.

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