May 15, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright (21), defensive back E.J. Biggers (31) and linebacker Rennie Curran (45) workout during organized team activities at One Buc. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
According to the L.A. Times, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright was arrested on suspicious of felony driving under the influence in Los Angeles on Monday morning. The arrest followed an injury accident, although the injured driver refused medical treatment. Wright was not injured in the accident, but claimed he had been drinking at a friend's home and refused a Breathalyzer or field sobriety test. Given the lack of tests, it should be noted that it's entirely possible the cornerback is innocent of driving under the influence, as turned out to be the case with Mike Williams' DUI arrest in 2010.
Wright was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this year to a five-year, $37.5 million contract, including $15.5 million in guaranteed money. This is the first arrest for any Buccaneer under new head coach Greg Schiano's regime, although the Bucs had noted disciplinary problems under Raheem Morris. Schiano's hallmark was 'discipline', so it will be interesting to see what consequences the head coach has in store for Eric Wright.