Eric Wright Still With Team… For Now

October 29th, 2012

No, the Bucs have no plans to get rid of cornerback Eric Wright. He’s still with the team, and is. Today at One Buc Palace, Wright could be seen sweating on a stationary bike, nursing a minor injury.

Yesterday, of course, Wright made NFL news indirectly when he was fingered by NFL insider Jay Glazer as being caught, testing positive for Adderall, an NFL banned substance.

If true, and no one from the Bucs nor the NFL has denied the report, Wright is looking at a four-game suspension, just like fellow Bucs starting cornerback Aqib Talib, who has one more game to go to serve his sentence.

The fact that Wright was at One Buc Palace Monday is evidence he has yet to be suspended. Once a player is suspended, he cannot step foot on team premises nor speak with any club employee.

It will be very interesting for Joe come mid-afternoon when Bucs coach Greg Schiano meets with the Tampa Bay pen and mic club for his regularly scheduled press conference.

8 Responses to “Eric Wright Still With Team… For Now”

  1. Dave Says:

    Sonds like they are going after CBs in the offseason. Talib is definately safe for now because Wright is going to be gone for 4 games.

    Would expect BTOH of them to be gone next season.

  2. Capt. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Everyone is made to believe that Talib and Wright we’re suspended for the use of what these players tell us was Adderrall. Where in fact, the NFL does not provide the name of the substance abused. All players who test positive could have been doing something else but they can choose to tell the public a somewhat more acceptable drug in todays society. Even though we’re lead to accept their excuse for breaking league rules, I believe the NFL does it self injustice by not releasing the name of the abused substance. It would certainly help start weeding out the bad apples from the NFL and send a tough message to the players, if all the GMs, coaches and the public were provided this specific information. Punishment such as suspensions, and lifetime banishment would be decided by the type of drug used. The harder the drug the stiffer the penalty. Zero tolerance (lifetime banishment) for top highly banned substances. Single game suspensions or more for lesser drugs with a one strike rule. If they violate again, can result in year or more suspension. Three times in a career lifetime banishment from NFL owned properties. That would make a statement to potential future abusers.

  3. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    The Bucs have too much invested in Wright to let him go for just popping a pill. Multiple offenses, then yes he becomes vulnerable. Don’t count on the Bucs cutting out the heart of their CB depth (Talib & Wright) over this, though. You want to watch a team’s defense implode like we saw last year? Just release your two best CBs and watch what happens. You guys who are quick to say get rid of the bums don’t know what you’re asking for.

  4. Capt. Jean Lafitte Says:


    If you’re referring to me you’re way off base. I never advocated to release either player. My comment was for the NFL to adopt a harsher policy on future substance abuse. If they truly want to clean it up, there should be full public disclosure stop the NFL from hand smacking it’s players. If there were more to lose it would be a better deterrent.

  5. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Some people are too quick to throw stones. More Adderall suspensions are coming. Maybe, some of the more popular players are soon to be named. Are you going to scream for their scalps with the same zeal?

    Chances are there were a lot more than two pills in that bottle on opening day.

    The dose for Adderall is two per day, every day. Therefore, a month’s prescription would have at least 60 tablets.

    The interesting question would be, did every player take a pee test that day? Was there some type of random quality where 25% of the players take the pee test? Why didn’t they know the pee tests were coming? The 1st two alleged drug abusers were veterans.

  6. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    @Capt. Jean Lafitte

    No, I was not referring to you. I was referring to past comments from people wanting to just cut Talib and/or Wright. Those people are reactionaries who don’t understand how such a move would decimate this defense in its current condition.

  7. DeepPewterC Says:

    Yeah Miguel, looks like what you had mentioned a couple of weeks ago after Talib’s suspension is true: “more suspensions on the way”.

    It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out…

  8. Brandon Says:

    Actually Joe, players ARE allowed at the team facilities if they are nursing major or minor injuries. They are allowed to be there to rehab and receive treatment and they are allowed to talk with the team’s medical staff.

    Wright could very well be at the facility riding the bike as part of his rehab… though the league would have announced his suspension either way.

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