Booger Talk: Eric Wright “Selfish”November 27th, 2012
Former defensive tackle Booger McFarland was a member of the greatest Bucs team in franchise history, the lone Bucs team to hold the Vince Lombardi Trophy in victory. It was a team bursting with Pro Bowlers, studs and future Hall of Famers, and almost without exception, it was a team-first mentality.
So Joe totally understands what fueled McFarland’s angst yesterday. Now a co-host with Rich Herrera on WHFS-FM 98.7, McFarland lashed out at troubled Bucs cornerback Eric Wright for putting himself before the team, fighting for its playoff life, when he was popped and suspended four games by the NFL for doing Adderall.
“If you are Eric Wright, you are selfish, son. You let your team down. A secondary that needs you. A team that needs you. A pass defense that needs you. A team trying to make a playoff run and its high-priced corner is not going to be there. Shame on you Eric Wright,” McFarland said.
Bravo, Booger. Bravo. Joe couldn’t have said it better. Wright absolutely was not thinking of the team when he was popping Adderall. If, as he claims, it was for a medical condition, then get the paperwork, real simple. Apparently, he didn’t have the paperwork (or his, cough, doctor).
Booger went on to hammer Wright for not just manning up and taking the suspension right away which would have been over by now, therefore being eligible to play for the Bucs in their most important four-game stretch of the season.