Eric Wright Infers He’s Good With The NFLNovember 21st, 2012
In a short, brief exchange with reporters this afternoon, Bucs cornerback Eric Wright sure seemed to infer that he would not be suspended — at least not until the 2012 season is completed.
Recently, NFL insider Jay Glazer reported Wright was popped for using Adderall, a banned substance under the current collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA. To date, no one within the walls of One Buc Palace has suggested the report was inaccurate (to be fair, the team nor any representatives confirmed the report either; they offered no comment instead).
Here is the conversation that took place with Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Wright and a Bucs media relations staffer.
Cummings (to Wright): You going to be around the rest of the year here, playing football?
Wright (looking surprised): I don’t know why I wouldn’t be (laughed)?
Bucs media relations staffer (trying to change subject matter): Anything else?
Cummings: Well, there was a report a month ago it seems…
Bucs media relations staffer: That’s been addressed.
Cummings, to Wright: Has it been addressed? Is it a done deal?
Wright: It’s been addressed a long time ago.
Cummings: There’s no fear of you…
Bucs media relations staffer: That’s it.
Cummings: … of you being suspended or anything, is that the case?
Bucs media relations staffer: We’re done here.
And so Wright’s access to the local pen and mic club this afternoon was complete. Joe even honestly tried to ask Wright about Matty Ice and Joe was politely informed the interview was finished for the day.
Let Joe be crystal clear: There was no animosity, yelling, screaming, nothing. Cummings was professional. The Bucs media staffer was professional and doing his job (which Joe had no issue with), and Wright was polite and seemingly honest. Every word you read above was done on a professional, rational manner.
So it seems Wright is in the clear with NFL
warden commissioner Roger Goodell, at least for this season.