Report: Drug Suspension Looms For Eric Wright

October 28th, 2012

It seems Eric Wright likely has followed his Bucs brother Aqib Talib down the dark path of banned pill-popping.

Reliable FOX NFL reporter Jay Glazer, via ProFootballTalk.com, is reporting this afternoon that Wright is facing a four-game suspension for taking performance-enhanching ADD drug Adderrall without a prescription and/or permission from the NFL.

Joe’s not going to go all crazy until this is, indeed, official. But this is just preposterous, if true. Wright signed for huge guaranteed money in March. The guy didn’t even have much “pressure” on him to perform, if there ever is an excuse for letting your team down and cheating.

Joe’s now wondering whether Wright’s undisclosed non-football medical issue early in training camp had anything to do with this potential suspension.

If nothing else, a Wright suspension would all but guarantee that Aqib Talib will be a big part of the Bucs’ plans down the stretch this season. And it also means the football gods continue to insist that Myron Lewis stays gainfully employed.

54 Responses to “Report: Drug Suspension Looms For Eric Wright”

  1. JohnBuc Says:

    Seriously, if this is indeed true, how STUPID can you be???!!!

  2. Adam Says:

    We need to go CB in rounds 1 and 2 of this draft…ridiculous.

  3. Keith Says:

    Nice character pickup Rockstar

  4. Vic Says:

    A good point Joe. Wright hit the jackpot with his contract and he was the third free agent on the depth chart of the guys signed. Plus it’s Tampa. There was absolutely no pressure on this guy. All Wright had to do was show up and be decent. But he couldn’t pull that off. What a joke?

    You wonder what players are next.

  5. Have A Nice Day Says:

    CB in the first or second round for sure.

  6. UK_Buc Says:

    The guy is a disgrace if it is true

    On a more positive note, today is the London game 2012….so marks the anniversary of us playing the best part of 3 quarters with Kregg Lumpkin as our sole running back…..keeps things in perspective!

  7. Ian's Gay Lisp Says:

    Pill popping pewter pirates perform poorly playing on prescription pills…..peter piper picked, a peck of pickled peppers………

  8. espo Says:

    Talib and Wright forcing eachother enemas loaded with PEDs

  9. Aldo Says:

    i really wanna know how much guaranteed money wright have on contract, cuz i really wanna fire him!!! to be fair enough, i just want a nes CBs Tandem!!! no Talib, No Wright and for gods sake they coming from the Draft!!!

  10. J-VilleBucs84 Says:

    Seeing as the Bucs just gave Wright that contract, I wonder if they covered there asses were they can get out of the contract for things like.

  11. kennard19 Says:

    If true, he will appeal and play the raiders game so we won’t be with out both corners. This is sad. Maybe we try to find a corner before the trade deadline.

  12. Oahubuc Says:

    Clown. The question of whether he’s worth his contract has been answered already.

  13. ElioT Says:

    This is F’d up! Get a freakin script! What a dumbass…

  14. tj Says:

    Barber back to corner hopefully. Coach schino trust believe accoubtabilty

  15. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Inb4 Miguel + torture tests

  16. Pete Dutcher Says:

    There goes the season. Unless we get lucky and one of these young guys turns into a star.

    I love Barber…but no way will he be as good at CB anymore.

    Here’s a thought…did Talib get his from Wright? And did he report it to Goodell?

  17. BamBamBuc Says:

    Hmmm… thinking this through, we have two CBs popped for the same thing (allegedly, as we don’t really know for a fact it was Adderall). Has anyone done any research into the other DBs on the team that may have a valid prescription and exemption by the NFL for Adderall use? Could Myron Lewis have ADHD and figure this is his only way to stay gainfully employed by handing out banned substances when the DB coach leaves the room during off-season meetings?

    On another note… as stupid as this was by Wright, it only hurts the team as bad as it does because Talib got popped too!!! For everyone getting all over Wright’s case for this, ask yourself if you’ve supported Talib through ALL of his transgressions? It’s not like Wright is one pill or one punch away from being banned from the NFL like Talib is now. One of these guys is gone, it hurts, but we can hang on. Both of them gone and it’s trouble… but more hate for Wright than Talib? Where’s the Biggers love? He’s one guy that hasn’t had ANY trouble off the field and is there every week. Biggers should be the favorite CB of all Bucs fans whether he can cover or not, simply because he can take the field each and every week unlike the two guys above him on the depth chart.

    Seriously, I’d let Talib walk this off-season for the multitude of offenses against him and the high probability he will be suspended for at least a year at some point in the near future. Why risk paying him big money, he’s not worth it. Wright has one strike against him, let him play another year and see what happens. We need at least one top CB in FA or the draft to replace Talib and can still focus on other areas of need and depth.

  18. Nick Says:

    What if they were studying really hard together?

  19. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Frankly, BamBamBuc, I could care less if they even bring Talib back after the suspension. Clearly an example needs to be made. And I realize it would hurt the team this year…but if Biggers can get better, in combination with Johnson and Wright (when he returns) we don’t need Talib.

    And their suspensions are only a week apart.

    I like Wright…I think he’s better than Talib. The main difference between the two is that Wright is mostly clean while Talib has been a constant thorn.

  20. Paul Says:

    How come nobody even suspects the coaching staff. That stuff is wildly popular in college.

  21. Paul Says:

    “Talib and Wright forcing eachother enemas loaded with PEDs”

    This blog is getting weak.

  22. guns4roses Says:

    Is it really that hard for these guys to get a prescription for this stuff?

  23. Gus Says:

    We can’t celebrate for very long being a bucs fan. lol

  24. bucyea Says:

    your “rockstar” needs to lay off the “rocks” and check himselp in, or better yet, check himself out of the Bucs GM position. dominik is a massive FAIL!

  25. 1976Buc Says:

    I would think this would be covered in the huge contract he signed. At least we could recover monetarily. I am concerned about just how wide spread this is on the team? Will we be hearing more about this?

  26. Nick Says:

    Don’t rule out the ol’ hey we did it at Rutgers

  27. DallasBuc Says:

    Depressing

  28. Kevin Says:

    Remember, a prescription isn’t enough for the NFL with regard to Adderral. You need a prescription AND a waver from the NFL for it to be legal in the eyes of the league.

    Regardless, the fact that our top 2 corners tested positive for the same substance is a joke.

  29. gotbbucs Says:

    Considering how ridiculously overrated Eric Wright is, I don’t see us having that much fall off.

  30. tha truth is... Says:

    Cb’s in rounds 1&2 please. It’s a better bargain with better talent.

  31. RastaMon Says:

    Unitl Ronde tests positive for Viagra…I ain’t worried….actually this si the best thing for the CB position long term

  32. BigMacAttack Says:

    It was a brain injury in camp, after skating out of DUI collision in Cali.

    Maybe they got popped together but the NFL didn’t want to strip the team of both CBs at the same time.

    Meanwhile the suckass Saints players serve no suspensions for their roles in bounty gate.

  33. Adam L. Says:

    Trade for Mike Jenkins. He’s available and what’s Dominik going to do with a draft pick except waste it on misjudged talent?

  34. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    Pathetic..

  35. Brad Says:

    Say bye to Mark Dominik. It’s time for ownership to bring in a real GM.

  36. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Here it is, wait for it.

    Miguel El Magnifico Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Aqib Talib:

    “Around the beginning of training camp, I made a mistake by taking an Adderall pill without a prescription.”

    I guess the dreaded and unnecessary 110X16 torture tests bites the Bucs in the ass again when the players have to drug themselves to complete them.

    I hope no other Bucs will be suspended. Maybe, one of the players was passing them around before the gauntlets. Almost seems like that movie, North Dallas 40. Kris Kristofferson was always passing around uppers and downers, if I remember correctly.

    I remember reading that a Buc player was vomiting violently on the field that day. Kind of odd.

    The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Miguel El Magnifico
    The only dreaded torture tests are your posts. ;)

    Miguel El Magnifico Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    With all due respect Peter, I guess we just don’t think alike.

    I suffer through your multiple consecutive posts without complaint most of the time.

  37. DrJ Says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised if they had popped it a few weeks prior to the drug test for a late night partying binge to help them stay awake, not realizing it would stay in there system up to a month.

  38. Have A Nice Day Says:

    “Have A Nice Day Says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    Inb4 Miguel + torture tests”

    Like clockwork.

  39. RastaMon Says:

    at some point we must ask ourselves….why are we buying into this “hustle”…

  40. Bucfan4life Says:

    Blount to Dallas for mike Jenkins??

  41. Bobby Says:

    Sure…it’s Dom’s fault or maybe the ‘coaches’ are supplying the drugs…

    LOL! My gosh….you have managed to draw some of the lamest posters on the planet to this site Joe. Only a complete and utter moron would think Dom is responsible or the coaches are supplying the drugs because it’s ‘popular in college’. Ha! Ha! Classic stuff there!

  42. Macabee Says:

    When things like this happens our first reaction is is to recoil in anger and perdict a setback for the Bucs. I feel differently. This apparent bad news is not out of the ordinary or that unusual. Our comments would be different but the effect on the Bucs would be the same if it were a high ankle sprain – needed player not available for 4 weeks. Drew Brees lost his primary weapon for a few weeks but seemed to manage it okay. How many gasps were made when Bennett limped off the field Thursday night.

    Now just as Talib is returning, Wright will be AWOL. Concerned but not dismayed! We will adjust and find a way to win like good teams do. And if nobody has noticed we’re a pretty good team! Thursday night we soundly whipped a darn good team all without Joseph, Clayborn, Talib and only a modest performance from Wright.

    Concerned, but not dismayed! Stuff happens! I’m not going to overreact to this. It is just another opportunity to succeed when the chips are down.

  43. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    I can guaranty that there are more Adderall suspensions coming in the future. At least 3 or 4.

    Talib suspiciously announced dropping his appeal the afternoon before the Chiefs game (game #5). If Wright drops his appeal before the Raider’s (game #8) game, is he just trying to come back before the Broncos (game #12) and Peyton Manning? Is there going to be another Buc dropping his appeal on Saturday? Will we learn of another suspension(s) every week until week 12?

    I wish one of the local sports media types would simply ask the Little General or the Rockstar if there are more suspensions coming down the pike. How many more? Are the suspensions concentrated in the defensive backfield or more widespread? Who handed out the pills?

    I guess I’m just naturally suspicious about everything. If you guys want to really see something crazy but off topic, check this out. It affects us all. Conspiracy, murder, corruption, and politics, Oh my!

    http://theintelhub.com/2012/10/27/cnbc-execs-children-murdered-1-day-after-cnbc-reports-43-trillion-bankster-lawsuit/

  44. Capt. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Coach Schiano and Dominik have got to be utterly sick over this. It’s hard enough to build a winning franchise with a new system, personnel, and first year on the job without dealing with these distractions. I knew when the Buc’s signed Wright that he’d bring his baggage to Tampa. In fact, I wouldn’t put it past Wright to have been the one to give the drug to Talib. There’s something to be said when your former team (the Lions) didn’t offer to resign Wright, one of it’s better CB’s from the previous year. Hopefully he appeals, so we can get through the Raider game.

  45. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Wow.

  46. Jlaser99 Says:

    Maybe Wright was the one that gave it to Talib. Coach Shiano is putting so much pressure on these guys to walk the line learn the plays no mistakes. That type of drug helps you focus and pay attention greatly. No doubt Coach S hiano new about Wrights suspension also. That’s why he was so quick to say Talib would be back during one of his past press conferences.

  47. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Going CB in round 1 and round 2 is not a bad idea at all… considering our LBs are playing well now.

    Add some O-lineman too.

  48. Jwayne Says:

    They have to get a corner before the deadline!!! Get dallas on the phone asap and give them what they want for Jenkins! They should also take a shot at DRC. I believe he’s in the last year of his contract and im sure philly would be willing to part with him for the right price….and it doesn’t hurt he’s from the area!

  49. Deminion Says:

    Oh well Go bucs

  50. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Death by speculation…. This site brings out the best in people.

  51. BigMacAttack Says:

    Didn’t Big Ben get a 4 game suspension for what he did to those girls? The Saints players haven’t served any suspensions yet. Will Smith only got 4 games for Bounty Injuries. DUI suspensions only net a game or 2. Look at all the Lion’s problems with weed and getting busted. If they possessed it, you know they smoked it, but they were only getting 2 games.

    I don’t agree with what Wright did, it was stupid, but you’re talking about a drug that is legal with a script. I think a 4 game suspension is too stiff. Wright should appeal, then file a lawsuit, whine publicly, and fight it tooth and nail.

    The Saints have done this repeatedly and win every time. Not their coaches but the players do.

    Players are idiots, but this is really stupid, especially in comparison to all the crap the Lions pulled.

  52. Bobby Says:

    All sorts of drugs are ‘legal with a script’ for crying out loud. That’s a weak argument. If it had been oxycodone or morphine sulfate would that have been OK too because those drugs are also ‘legal with a script’?? It’s a banned substance…period.

  53. BigMacAttack Says:

    Booby, sorry if I made you cry out loud. I don’t agree with what these 2 bozos did. I just don’t think NFL punishments always fit the crimes against the NFLstappo. Pot is as illegal as any pill, yet some Lions were only suspended 2 games for that. Illegal is illegal as you say, but the punishments should be the same. Then you have all the other crimes punishable by Roger GODell and many like DUI only get a 1 or game suspension. I think a DUI is far worse than a pill, because it puts innocent lives at risk other than the offender. I am all for proper gun use and CCW but Rolando McClain was charged and convicted, still hasn’t served any suspension, also not self defense.

    Common sense says that punishments should fit the crimes, and in my mind these pill popping 4 games is unjust for a first offense, especially in Wright’s case. Talib on the other hand is a repeat offender of misconduct and the 4 games makes sense with him.

    Wright could have raped someone, shot at someone, run from the law, smoked weed while driving drunk and still only merit a 4 game suspension based on history. And still the Saints haven’t served any suspensions and will no doubt have them reduced or wiped clean by fighting so vigorously.

  54. BigMacAttack Says:

    Booby oops, meant Bobby, typo sorry.

 
 

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