Bucs React To Eric Wright Situation

July 2nd, 2012

Naturally, the Bucs have received word of the troubling situation early this morning when cornerback Eric Wright was charged with a felony count of driving under the influence, and thus have released a statement.

“We are aware of the arrest and are in the process of gathering information. We take such matters very seriously and will handle it appropriately.”

Joe has touched upon the first tough decision of the New Schiano Order. Rest assured, Joe feels it is safe to assume, that if the Bucs do not penalize Wright in some manner, NFL warden commissioner Roger Goodell certainly will.

35 Responses to “Bucs React To Eric Wright Situation”

  1. mike Says:

    1st offense so two games?

  2. bucfanjeff Says:

    Schiano has a few weeks to see how things unfold, but start by sitting him two games. Send a message.

  3. Vice Says:

    Cutting Wright would bring the Glazers and teh Bucs so much damn street cred they’d make up the money lost by his contract.

    That said. It’s a ridiculous thought and maybe they can trade him if an injury pops up on another team.

  4. Eric Says:

    The glazers are still stinging over some previous rock star FA signings.

    He should hope strongly that Nicks and Jackson come through, and Gerald.

  5. Lion Says:

    Tampa sports fan just can’t catch a break. All the Injuries the Lightning had last year, Rays this year, and now the Buc’s lost Bowers and Wright got hit with a felony DUI.

  6. Garv Says:

    Cut him now, BEFORE training camp. New order, fresh start, zero tolerance for DRIVING DRUNK!!!


  7. Northend Says:

    Pick up jenkins,bench the putz first few games

  8. gracelivin Says:

    Why all the negativeness, and knee jerk reactions, i.e. cut him, fine him…everyone of us has made mistakes and will probably continue to do so, just because he is a high profile athlete does not release him from making mistakes. So he messed up, yes he will probably get fined and maybe even face suspension… not every guy on any team is gonna be an angel, you just need to keep the non-angels to a minimum. Most that coach should do is maybe give him some extra duty at camp and a short leash. These are grown men not 3 yr olds. Just hope he can get some help to straighten out.

  9. Garv Says:


    Why ACT like a three year old then? This is a MAJOR screw up right after being signed for a lot of money, frankly being overpaid. Guy has a history and now this?
    I’m not at all happy about it and expect “grown men” to ACT like grown men and not to be a distraction, especially now with a new start.

    Oh well, we’ll see what coach does.

    Buccaneers in 2012?

    Can’t WAIT!!!

  10. JT Says:

    Every contract should be required to have a stipulation… Every arrest the player is required to pay the team $250k, every misdemeanor conviction the player is required to pay the team upto $1million (depending on the size of the contract) any felony conviction and the player is required to pay the team back 100% of all guaranteed money in the contract…. Let’s see how many players get their acts together then!

  11. Andrewbucsfan Says:

    Bucs fans might be passionate but boy some are stupid lol. Cut him? That’s a salary cap nightmare. Trade him? We all called out for the bucs to draft a cb on the first round even after the wright signing. People need to calm down it’s a DUI. Yes stupid but not the end of the world. Don’t think a DUI will warrant suspension and sitting him a few games one of which is a division rival wouldn’t be smart for a team that just spent all that money wanting to compete next year. I’m all for him to be punished but don’t keep this losing streak going

  12. Theodore Says:

    Wright should have fired his gun instead. Get more respect from fans.

  13. ClayBURN94 Says:

    @Andrewbucsfan you left out the ecstacy and rape part.

  14. BamBamBuc Says:

    My question is… What would you say if the injured party in this “accident” were a registered sex offender and overall slimeball? Is it ok then? It’s ok to get drunk and run over pedophiles, but not “normal” people? Let’s dig up the dirt on the victim here, maybe they’ll let Wright off and dismiss the charges.

  15. Brad Says:

    Schiano’s first move should be to fire Mark Dominik. This dude just signed his last disaster. Finnegan was begging to come here and the great GM signs this douche bag. Yes I know the Glazers have to fire him but I do know Schiano will be running the whole show by next year. I’d suspend him for like 4 games unpaid and make the idiot Lions look foolish.

  16. Eric Says:

    I feel much better now that the Glazer boys have spoken.

  17. FlBoy84 Says:

    Wonder if Dominik refers to him as “my guy” again when he makes his next public statement on this issue. He referred to Wright as “my guy” 4 or 5 times during the intro presss conference. Should be intertesting.

  18. D Says:

    Brad, Finnegan would have stopped us short of getting Nicks and Jackson– and we NEED those pieces of the puzzle.

  19. Brad Says:

    @DSays.. Could be but Finnegan made the call the 3 of them wanted to come to Tampa. I know it’s hindsight but reading the blogs of Lions fans most thought Wright sucked. I’m just tired of Dominik signing bad players. The list is growing.

  20. JT Says:

    Finnegan just played the game of linking himself to the team with the most cap space… The truth is he wanted to rejoin Fisher plain and simple…

  21. Patrick Says:

    How the hell is a DUI a felony???

    Meanwhile, I think the Bucs just have the worst f’n luck.

  22. Eric Says:

    I guess a DUI with bodily injury is a felony in CA.

    Around here it’s an enhanced misdemeanor.

    I don’t think there is much an organization can do to prevent this kind of thing. These players are grown men.

    I’m no dominik fan, but I can’t really fault him for not foreseeing something like this.

  23. Patrick Says:

    Never mind, I just saw the article beneath. There was an injury.

    It sure is a good thing we got Talib back or else we’d be in deep s**t at the CB position.

  24. espo Says:

    I’m pretty sure DUI with bodily injury is a felony most places. It should be.

    Id like to drop him right here and now but what happens if one of our other guys slips down the road and gets popped for something similar? What if Freeman has a few drinks at dinner? I’m sure he can function fine but what if he happens to get pulled over and admit to drinking, but refuse testing? We have to find a punishment suitable that can be set for future incidents regardless of the player’s stature. I’m for the 2 game suspension. I can’t imagine Goodell coming down worse than that for a first offense.

  25. Eric Says:

    It’s a felony in Florida if there is serious bodily injury….meaning a substantial risk of death. This one wouldn’t qualify here.

  26. Nate Says:

    Your telling me no 1 on these quotes has had 3 beers then drove? Because for most peoples weight 3 beers is over .08.. Lets see what he has to see before judging him.. By the way we need him badly our secondary depth sucks!

  27. Luther Says:

    In my book, DUI SHOULD be a felony. That being said, no way you cut him when Talib wasn’t cut for firing a gun.

  28. David Says:

    Why the hell do these dumb-ass athletes keep drinking and driving? I love to go out and I get plastered sometimes, and have drove home w/o any accidents..lol..but as I get older I TAKE TAXI”S!!!!!! Come on, all that money in your pocket and you can’t get a limo?

  29. ATLBuc Says:

    If I can afford cab rides home so can these clowns. No damn excuse.

  30. Eric Says:

    Oh but for the grace of God go I.

    Lots of people crack on DUI offenders…till they get one themselves. Then they whine like school children and want representation!

  31. Camby Says:

    In Dominik’s defense, he has always sucked at signing free agents. And drafting. But hey, he signed LGB once, so let’s all keep giving him a pass and anointing him as some kind of wunderkind.

  32. Captain Stagger Says:

    I’m glad none of you are part of our justice system….

    And Clayburn please know the difference between an arrest an a conviction. It’s pretty effin big.

  33. Garv Says:

    Obviously felony DUI is a serious offense. IMO ANY DUI is a serious offense.
    People DIE because of this totally preventable CRIME and there’s no excuse for it.

    Having typed that, it’s been a day now and I’ve calmed down to where I can let it go, let Coach Schiano and the Buccaneers handle it as the information comes in.

    Buccaneers in 2012?

    Can’t WAIT!!!

  34. raphael Says:

    just great..now the Bucs have 2 CB’s I can’t stand…There is no excuse for this. I really wish we could trade both our CBs……

  35. patrickbucs Says:

    guys why don’t you let the legal process play out and then react? Both Mike Willams and Talib were pretty much dogged by the majority of posters on this site beofre the process played out, lets try to keep that in mind. It seems like if it’s true it was a horrible mistake.