Tampa Bay Buccaneer arrested for a suspected DUI

Another year, another rash of arrests for the Tampa Bay Bucs. According to an article in today’s Tampa Bay Times, free agent Eric Wright was arrested in California on suspicion of DUI.

We have previously blogged often about the troubles and arrests of the Buccaneer’s players and their apparent goal of giving the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders a run for the title of most arrests per NFL franchise. It is still disappointing to see that the team has yet to learn from their past.

According to police reports, Eric Wright, who recently signed a 37 million dollar contract with the team, was arrested on suspicion on felony DUI (with serious bodily injury) after an accident in downtown Los Angeles.

Accordin to the LAPD, officers responded to an auto accident after midnight. They determined that Eric Wright’s Mercedes XLS sports coupe had rear-ended a Chevy Silverado. The football player admitted to both driving the vehicle and drinking at a friends house earlier. He refused the breathalyzer (it is not known if this is his second refusal and therefore a criminal charge). He was charged with a felony DUI because the other driver had an injury.Eric Wright posted $100,000 in bail and was released soon after. His scheduled court appearance is a mere three days before the Buccaneer’s have their training camp!

Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Eric Wright has faced legal problems. While a student at the University of Southern California in 2005, he was accused of sexual assault. While there was noever enough evidence to charge him, that assault investigation led to the police discovering him in possession of 136 Ecstasy pills.

At the time of this entry, it was not known if Eric Wright had hired a DUI lawyer or if he was being sued by an auto accident attorney. Based on Eric Wright’s new 37 million dollar contract, we believe that it is only a matter of time before a lawsuit is filed against him.

Have you or a loved one been arrested for Driving under the influence? Then call the lawyers of Blake & Dorsten, P.A. These former prosecutors have handled 1000’s of DUI cases throughout the state of Florida and can help you. We handle cases all around including Dunedin, Gulfport, Dade City, New Port Richey, Largo, Pinellas Park, Treasure Island and Reddington Beach.

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