When cornerback Eric Wright left the Detroit Lions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this offseason, I wasn't all that upset with the news. While it wasn't good to lose his talent, there was no way the Lions were going to match the five-year, $37.5 million deal he got from the Bucs. It just wouldn't have made financial sense to give out that kind of money to Wright. He's a solid cornerback, but he's not worth that much.
After seeing this news about Wright today, I'm especially glad he didn't return to the Lions.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence near Staples Center downtown early Monday after being involved in an injury accident, Los Angeles police said.
NFL players getting DUIs is nothing new by any means, but it's clear there is a big problem across the league with this particular type of offense. It isn't just Lions players getting in trouble for driving under the influence, either. Players from around the league don't seem to understand that taking a cab after drinking is a better option than getting a DUI, as evidenced by Wright becoming the latest player to be arrested for that offense.