The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have issued a terse statement on the news of cornerback Eric Wright's arrest. The veteran corner was arrested early Monday morning in his native Los Angeles near the Staples Center on suspicion of felony DUI. The Bucs quick statement indicates that, like the rest of the world, they are aware of it and will be dealing with it accordingly. Via Bucs Nation:
"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."
Wright has run into off-the-field issues before, specifically in his hometown in LA. With potential school disciplinary action coming, he transferred from USC to UNLV after being arrested on suspicion of rape. In that same investigation, police later reported finding 136 ecstasy pills in his apartment but charges were never filed against Wright. That incident dogged him during the 2007 pre-draft process but by all accounts, he had an exemplary career off the field at UNLV.
On Monday, Wright refused to submit to a field sobriety test or take a breathalyzer. It's unclear what the potential league and team action will be coming out of the incident.
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