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Tampa Bay Buccaneers comment on Eric Wright's arrest

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have issued a comment on cornerback Eric Wright's arrest for felony DUI. As is usual with these kinds of comments, it doesn't say much:

"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."

What 'handling it appropriately' means, exactly, isn't clear. This is the first real test of Greg Schiano's message of discipline so far as no other Buccaneer has been arrested during his tenure. It's not clear whether Wright is even guilty, and the Bucs may let it go if Wright is found innocent or charges are dropped. But Schiano has consistently talked about discipline and having a team the community can be proud of, and obviously an arrest - justified or not - does not fit with that motto. More importantly, perhaps, will be how they handle any discipline externally. Players have always disciplined for off-field problems, but that has generally happened internally with the team. Will Schiano continue that trend, or will he make any discipline public?