Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Eric Wright Charged with Felony DUI in LA

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IJuly 2, 2012

Eric Wright will need a mask to hide from Greg Schiano.
Eric Wright will need a mask to hide from Greg Schiano.Scott Boehm/Getty Images

Things were simply going far too well for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this "quiet period" between the final June mini-camp and the opening of training camp later this month on the 27th.

Things were going so very well.

Aqib Talib looks born-again. 

No miss-steps, no arrests, no "Buccaneer Men" getting out of line.

That all went down the flusher Monday when we learned that cornerback Eric Wright was charged and booked on felony DUI chargers out in Los Angeles early Monday morning..

Per the report of the L.A. Times and the LAPD, there was an crash involving a Chevy Silverado pickup truck and a Mercedes SLS luxury coup. We'll let you guess which vehicle Wright was driving. Remember, he signed a four-year, $37 million-plus contract a few months ago during free agency.

Per the report, Wright allegedly admitted to police that he was drinking earlier in the day, but refused to take a Breathalyzer or a field sobriety test.

Wright was booked into the Downtown LA Detention Center.

Keep in mind the presumption of innocent until proven guilty, but this one doesn't sound too good, does it?

This will no doubt resound in the "disturbing behavior" column for coach Greg Schiano, who has insisted that his players act like "Buccaneer Men."

Sounds like Wright forgot the message.


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