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Bucs' Eric Wright Will Not Be Charged In Recent Car Accident

No charges will be filed against Tamp Bay Bucs cornerback Eric Wright, who was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of DUI following a car accident.

Eric Wright of Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Eric Wright of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Los Angeles County District Attorney has decided not to file charges against Tampa Bay Buccaneers' cornerback Eric Wright, who was arrested July 1 in Los Angeles on suspicion of DUI, according to NBC Sports.

Wright reportedly was arrested when the car he was driving rear-ended another vehicle, allegedly causing injury to the other driver. According to the police report, Wright admitted that he had been drinking bust refused to take a breathalyzer or field sobriety test. He was taken to jail and released on $10,000 bond.

Wright's attorney, Jeremy I. Leesem said in a statement posted on the NBC Sports website: "Today I am pleased to announce that the Los Angeles County District Attorney has reviewed the facts and decided not to file any charges...Eric is glad to put all of this behind him and is eager to begin training camp at the end of the month."

Wright, a five-year NFL veteran, is in his first season with Tampa Bay. He played last season for the Detroit Lions.

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