Eric Wright’s Agent Fighting Extradition

March 11th, 2013

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Joe isn’t surprised about the following. Hell, Joe was tipped off to it in January.

Bucs rock star general manager seems serious about washing his hands of cornerback Eric Wright. Why? Because, as the creator, curator and overall guru of, the great Mike Florio reports, Wright’s agent has filed a grievance against the Bucs for preparing to unload his client.

Per a league source, Wright has filed a grievance challenging the voiding of the guaranteed salary. A ruling is expected Tuesday.

While the 2011 labor deal allows guaranteed money to be voided, there’s a dispute over whether the specific language in Wright’s contract accomplishes that goal. If the Bucs win, Wright can be cut at any time before Week One of the regular season. If Wright wins, the Bucs owe him $7.75 million.

Joe remembers being told by a suit at One Buc Palace in January that, in so many words, if Dominik cut Wright, then Wright’s agent would freak out and challenge Dominik’s move to void guaranteed money in Wright’s contract.

Joe’s source proved pretty prophetic, huh?

11 Responses to “Eric Wright’s Agent Fighting Extradition”

  1. Sneedy16 Says:

    Yeah Last ditch effort to keep getting overpaid. I don’t blame him for trying, he won’t see that kind of money again.

  2. You Go Joe Says:

    I bet it’s Wright decision to file the grievance, as I read in Tampa Bay Times the buccs stand to win this suit.

    This just raises the question, will this lead to him being cut or smaller salary pay.

  3. OB Says:

    Joe, don’t forget that all agents get a hefty percentage of the pay, I believe it is between 10 & 15%, but you would know better than me what it is. Even at only 10%, the agent get $775,000 if they win. That is worth the lawsuit.

  4. Stevek Says:

    Hey Wright,

    Quit popping pills, ecstasy, DUIS, ETC.

    Grow the hell up, or get the f*ck off our team.

  5. 1976Buc Says:

    Wright’s agent should have freaked out at Wright not Dominik.

  6. gotbbucs Says:

    “This just raises the question, will this lead to him being cut or smaller salary pay.”

    I think it’s pretty safe to say that this ends his time in Tampa no matter the outcome. He and his agent wouldn’t be fighting this unless the Bucs had told him to take a huge pay cut or hit the road.

  7. Rickster Says:

    I am a Dom supporter, but this has to be THE worst of his sighnings.
    He overpaid for a slightly above average CB, who was invisible on the field when he wasn’t hurt or suspended. openly talked about how he was relaxing, while suspended, on vacation while our secondary was getting tourched every sunday. Then has the nerve to protest his contract like he did nothing wrong the while season?
    Cut this doutche.We don’t need him…

  8. Joe Says:


    Joe, don’t forget that all agents get a hefty percentage of the pay, I believe it is between 10 & 15%,

    Nnnooo… believe NFL agents are capped at two percent. Don’t think it is any more than four percent. It is less than five, do know that.

  9. Capt. Tim Says:

    Um, it’s actually quite a bit below average for an NFL cornerback. ProSports, Waltfootball, and just about every other sports information source all called Wright’s contract a huge overpayment for a bad CB.

    And they were right. In a world of decent people, Wrights agent would be freaking out that his client betrayed the team, by being a drug user.

    Instead, he’s still trying to get More money for the Jerk.

    I hope the league upholds Dom’s voiding the contract. I then hope we aquire enough talent to dump him. He lucked in to a huge contract- beyond his skill level. Then didn’t have enough sense to stay clean long enough to cash in!

    Man, that’s dumb

  10. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    Wright is an end of the month problem. He’s back burner right now… unless someone wants to trade for him.

    We are already 30million under, we can sign who we want now, focus on Free Agency now, then deal with Wright at the end of the month.

  11. @MikeInTampa2 Says:

    Eric is a BUM <—- who tries hard to be a good guy….but he is a BUM!!!!!!