Eric Wright Allegedly In DUI Injury AccidentJuly 2nd, 2012
UPDATE: Wright posted $100,000 bond and was released from L.A. County jail at 1:34 p.m. EST.
Bucs cornerback Eric Wright was charged with a felony count of driving under the influence by Los Angeles police early this morning after he was involved in a wreck in which an injury occurred, per the Los Angeles Times.
Police responded to a report of an injury accident about 12:20 a.m. involving a Chevy Silverado pickup and a Mercedes SLS luxury sports coup at James M. Wood Boulevard and Georgia Street, said Norma Eisenman, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Wright, who was not hurt, allegedly told officers he had been drinking earlier at a friend’s home in the Hollywood area and refused to submit to a Breathalyzer or field sobriety test, Eisenman said. The driver of the truck complained of pain but refused medical treatment.
Officers booked Wright on a felony because the accident involved injury. He was booked into the LAPD’s downtown Metropolitan Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail.
The report gets more disturbing, not just because of this accident. The Los Angeles Times writes in the same article that Wright, who initially played football at Southern Cal, left the school under a cloud of suspicion of rape as Wright was also busted for having 136 Ecstasy pills in his apartment.
The rape charge was dropped due to insufficient evidence.
The Bucs are thin enough at cornerback as it is. Suddenly in a few weeks, the title of “troubled Bucs cornerback” has quickly shifted from Aqib Talib to now Wright.