Eric Wright Arrested
July 03, 2012 at 12:53pm by Scott • 4 Comments »
So only a week after the Stephen Holder writes a story about how the Bucs are staying out of trouble, rumored free agent acquisition Eric Wright gets arrested in Los Angeles for felony DUI. I would like to take this moment to ask Mr. Holder to please write a story about strippers not visiting homes in north Atlanta and giving free forth of July lap dances in their garages.
Wright told police he had been drinking at a friend’s house near Hollywood, and refused a Breathalyzer or field sobriety test.
So he refused the tests that would prove that he was drinking and then went ahead and admitted he was drinking. You know who does something like that? A drunk.
The arrest adds another episode to Wright’s rocky start with the Bucs. He missed most of the team’s offseason workouts and minicamps with a non-football related illness.
That non-football related illness was recently revealed to be “hung over”.
This was not the first time Wright has faced legal problems. While attending USC and before transferring to UNLV in 2005, Wright was arrested on suspicion of rape, the Los Angeles Times reported. Though police said they found 136 Ecstasy pills in Wright’s apartment, Los Angeles County prosecutors did not file charges, citing insufficient evidence.
But… isn’t Ecstasy illegal? Was he not prosecuted for having them, or is Wright enough of a celebrity that he falls under LA’s immunity statutes for famous people? (see Lohan, Lindsay)
Charges were recently dropped against Aqib Talib for assault or discharging a firearm or whatever it was, and even though I think he probably did something illegal there (though no one would have blamed him), I jumped the gun that time thinking he was guilty before all the facts came out. But the arresting officer in Wright’s case will have video tape from his cruiser along with eyewitnesses and, you know, Wright’s admission. So this seems a little more cut and dried. Someone freeze E.J. Biggers in carbonate until camp. If something happens to him, the Bucs are going to have to use Roombas in nickel coverage.