He was signed to a major contract this offseason during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spending spree, but cornerback Eric Wright is not having a good summer. Wright, who signed a five-year, $37 million contract in March, missed a majority of the team's organized team activities due to an undisclosed illness.
Now, Wright has legal issues after getting arrested early Monday morning in Los Angeles for felony DUI.
Per the Los Angeles Times, police responded to a report of an accident involving a Chevrolet Silverado truck and a Mercedes SLS car. Wright was not hurt, but he admitted to drinking at a friend's house prior to the accident. He refused a breathalyzer or a field sobriety test, according to a police spokesperson.
Wright was arrested and booked with a felony due to the accident. He posted $100,000 bail and was released this afternoon.
The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Wright is expected to start at cornerback opposite of Aqib Talib, who recently had a felony assault charge against him dropped. Even though he was not charged with anything, Talib could still face suspension from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Wright doesn't have any prior issues so he probably isn't in danger of getting suspended from the league. However, the Bucs may discipline him and released this statement today.
"We are aware of the arrest and are in the process of gathering information. We take such matters very seriously and will handle it appropriately."
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