Eric Wright Reportedly Facing 4-Game Suspension for Using Adderall

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IOctober 28, 2012

October 21, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright (21) tackles New Orleans Saints fullback Jed Collins (45) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. New Orleans Saints defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright is reportedly facing a four-game suspension from the NFL for using Adderall, according to Fox Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer via Twitter on Sunday:

With Bucs starting Cb Aqib Talib suspended 4 games for Adderall, their other starting CB Eric Wright also facing a 4 game ban for Adderall.

— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 28, 2012


What makes this news even more jaw-dropping is the fact that Wright's teammate Aqib Talib was suspended for four games by the NFL just two weeks ago for the same offense—using Adderall.

Wright, a six-year NFL veteran out of UNLV, has played in all seven of the Buccaneers' games this season. He has 27 tackles, one interception and one defensive touchdown since the 2012 season began back in September. 

With veteran Ronde Barber playing a lot of safety for the Bucs this season, head coach Greg Schiano will be scrambling to find a solid replacement for Wright on the outside. Especially with Talib out as well.

If the ban does indeed sideline Wright for four games, he likely wouldn't be eligible to return to the field for Tampa Bay until December. The Bucs' next four games are against Oakland, San Diego, Carolina and Atlanta

Wright was drafted in the second round of the 2007 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, where he played his first four NFL seasons. After playing one season with the Detroit Lions in 2011, Wright signed with the Bucs in March 2012.

Stay tuned for more information on Eric Wright's status as it becomes available.


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