The Traitor: Eric Wright

July 19th, 2013


If one ever spoke face-to-face with Eric Wright, his smooth-talking cover sure masked a lot of warts.

Forget about his dubious run-ins with the law. Wright would have you know he was proud of how Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik saved his career and how he was going to sweat blood to help his beloved Bucs and cherished teammates win games.

Well, actions speak louder than words. Just examine the Instagram photo above unearthed by Bucs freelance writer Jenna Laine, taken some 30 weeks ago. Wright, the avowed Bucs loyalist, is adorned head-to-toe in 49ers gear.

Look, Joe doesn’t give a damn what team a player likes growing up. But if you are in the NFL — much less a troubled player with massive baggage like Wright — you just don’t go around wearing other team’s gear. It’s stupid and a slap in the face of people who bust their ass at work every day helping to pay your salary.

Joe knows Bucs great Warren Sapp was a huge Cowboys fan growing up. Still is. You never saw him wearing Cowboys gear when he played for the Bucs, did you? Or John Lynch with a Chargers Starter jacket? Or Mike Alstott repping Bears gear? Hell no!

Joe also knows plenty of current Bucs players who grew up diehards of a certain NFL team. Joe has never seen them wearing gear other than the Bucs’.

Good riddance, Wright. Joe has a hunch Jim Harbaugh won’t be as patient with you as Dominik has been.

What a maroon!

32 Responses to “The Traitor: Eric Wright”

  1. JonBuc Says:

    Him and Dunce Kap can exchange their diverse collections of NFL gear.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    i think it’s a good move. all the arm chair GM’s have no clue of the interactions behind closed doors. this goof ball was / is a cancer. i tried to give him a second chance just could not come around to it. anyhow, all the posters bashing rock star and supporting Wright must of forgot about his piss poor play last year. It’s not like they traded Leon Sandcastle

  3. BucBoi Says:

    I can’t bring myself to wear other teams gear, and I’m just a That “No Fly Zone” just got a lil more friendly though…

  4. Bucslife1968 Says:

    Just means leonard johnson will start.. Smart move 🙂

  5. Solaire of Astora Says:

    Those pictures just aren’t wright

  6. Joe Says:

    Just means leonard johnson will start.

    Over Johnthan Banks???

    You may want to rethink that.

  7. Matt Says:

    Dominik i think came out looking very smart in this. Everyone was screaming for us to cut him after the season. So what does he do? He negotiates a 1 year deal and trades him months later. At least we got something for him. Did anyone actually think he would be resigned after this year anyway?

  8. Bucky23 Says:

    He got ARRESTED again last weekend. That was his last straw I would assume. Bye Wright. We are building something special and don’t have time for selfish individuals to bring the team down. Go BUCS and go BANKS

  9. SteveK Says:

    New Regime’s message:

    Sh!t Head CB 2/2 traded, goodbye.

    Glad we got a draft pick for him.

  10. TrueBlue Says:

    49er’s gear? What about that Disney shirt? That’s gotta count for something. Orlando is in the Buc viewing area. (sarc.)

    Glad Dom was smart enough to resign him for a tradable contract. At least Bucs got something for the trouble.

  11. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m in my mid-30s, so I’m kind of in between old school and new school, but I’m completely old school on this. You don’t wear anything representing another NFL team, period!!! It’s a complete slap in the face to the fans, your teammates, and the entire organization. I love the Buccaneers and hate the Saints, but if the Saints hired me today for millions of dollars to run their organization, I’d be wearing nothing but black and gold. Even if I was moronic enough to wear some Bucs gear, I wouldn’t take a picture of it and post it on Instagram!!!! How stupid can you be???

  12. tmaxcon Says:


    is it true that he was arrested last weekend. if so he gave schiano and dominik NO choice… lot’s of rumors on this trade. one says he would have been cut regardless of trade so rockstar kicked arse by getting something for him…. i am patiently awaiting the facts on this to all come out.

  13. Bucs Will Win NFCS Says:

    Yes Wright is an idiot but he could have provided depth. I guess his attitude wasn’t worth it.

  14. the_buc_realist Says:

    At least the pop-star is consistent. Too bad it is consistently bad though.

  15. Joe Says:

    is it true that he was arrested last weekend.

    First Joe heard of that.

  16. Andrew 1 Says:

    eric wright was traded? alright!!!!!!!!! this just made my day. fuk you eric wright. wish I could say that to his face.

  17. the_buc_realist Says:

    Andrew is right…. and please take the pop-star with you!

  18. cap Says:

    This is the same as Kaepernick wearing a Dolphins hat. Not a big deal.

  19. You Go Joe Says:

    Wright was arrested ??? How come there was no news of this???

    Also doesn’t Wright have a house in California???
    The deal makes sense now with this information, him being arrested, just too many issues.

  20. Chris Says:

    Felony DUI…in Los Angeles.

  21. Joe Says:

    Where you getting that from Chris?

  22. BigMacAttack Says:

    Leopards and those doggone spots.

  23. chef paul Says:

    I just googled it. he got arrested July 2nd. BSPN had an article July 3rd. Guess when u leave this here corner of the interwebs, there’s more to the bucs than just Freeman. Lol I’m just funnin Joe. please dont take personal

  24. cbell buc Says:

    This guy will be out of the league by January

  25. Mean D Says:

    Now if we could only trade them Freeman for Kaepernick.

  26. berserker Says:

    what a piece of crap. 49ers just got worse.

  27. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Joe, why did you not mention any of this before? It sure does seem like you are going out of your way to find old things to hold against the guy.

  28. KeithInTampa Says:

    I think the Rock Star was spot on here….Like several others have pointed out, I imagine that there was more going on behind the scenes; the arrests were just the straw that broke the camel’s back. And like Joe, the pics of Wright in 49ers gear piss me off. Tacky, to say the least.

  29. Atlbuc40 Says:

    Copied this from his Twitter..
    Eric Wright ‏@EWrighteous21 10 Jul
    “The city got my back and for that I give them my torso.. U think about it..”
    Just speculation… but sounds like the trade might of happened before the DUI???

  30. scubog Says:

    Wearing the other team’s gear is like being married but having your 9th grade girlfriend’s picture still in your wallet.

  31. St Augustine Says:

    @hawaiian @mean D ~ LOL!

  32. Pewter Bullion Says:

    I’ve always said Eric Wright was a cancerous tumor on this team. I truly believe he influenced Aqib Talib to make his final and monumental mistake as a Buc.

    Good riddens you over-priced-average player…