Famous Bucs Bust Hangs It UpJune 18th, 2014
Finally, former Adderall-popping, suspension-serving, change-of-pace-loving Bucs cornerback Eric Wright has done the football world a favor.
The man who once boasted of his upcoming spa and shopping weekend while his Bucs teammates clung to playoff hopes retired yesterday as a healthy 28-year-old cornerback on the Super Bowl contending 49ers.
Wright, in a statement released by the Niners, explained that his “passion” for the game was gone.
Thanks, Eric. Bucs fans knew that long ago.
Wright was perhaps the most heinous free agent signing by former rockstar general manager Mark Dominik, who overpaid Wright $15.5 million in guaranteed cash when the free agency dinner bell rang in 2012. That was quite a bit of coin for a guy who had never made a Pro Bowl and never played like a Pro Bowler. Lucky for the Bucs, Wright’s shady drug use cleared the way for Dominik to void Wright’s contract after a year and save a big chunk of that money.
For those who prefer happy memories, Wright did deliver Bucs fans one of the great individual efforts in team history. Here’s the video.