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« : November 01, 2012, 08:14:42 AM »

The Bucs have the unflattering notoriety of having their starting two cornerbacks, Aqib Talib and Eric Wright, in trouble with Adderall, a banned substance in NFL circles.

While Talib admitted he tested positive for Adderall, Wright has not been as forthcoming. FOX NFL insider Jay Glazer reported Sunday that Wright, too, tested positive for Adderall. Wright, not surprisingly, has been quiet and kept at arm’s length from probing reporters. And while Bucs officials are under the cloak of player confidentiality and deflect drug-related questions about Wright, not one Bucs official or NFL spokesman has denied Glazer’s report.

Alan Dell absorbs all of this information and is seething. The Bradenton Herald columnist documents Wright’s troubled past with felony charges, alleged pill possessions and indirect links between Wright’s former teammates and their brushes with Adderall as well.

Dell wonders aloud why Talib is crucified by Bucs fans while Wright is seemingly given a pass.

    It seemed everybody wanted to run Talib out of town when he was recently suspended for taking Adderall, a substance the NFL bans, citing it as a performance-enhancing drug. For a player to take it, he must get a doctor’s prescription and then a waiver from the league.

    Talib got neither.

    He is not known for making wise decisions and to keep him out of trouble, you want to surround him with people who will look out for his best interests, which brings us back to Wright.

Dell goes on to write that Wright is a quesitonable influence around the young Bucs roster.

It is an interesting theory of Dell’s. One could argue that Wright’s past makes Talib’s indiscretions pale by comparison. Many of Talib’s steps over the line just weren’t smart moves.

Wright’s brushes with the law seem a bit more sinister.

As to why Bucs fans may be giving Wright a pass, Wright has only been around the Tampa Bay area a few months. Sure, there was the California collision this summer, with charges dropped, so the positive test for Adderall (allegedly) is his first offense as a Bucs player.

Talib averages an annual indiscretion.

In short, Dell’s piece is worth reading.http://www.joebucsfan.com/?p=76854

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« #1 : November 01, 2012, 08:15:44 AM »

Commentary | Tampa Bay Buccaneers should take a good look at Eric Wright amid drug-use allegations

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/10/31/4260048/commentary-tampa-bay-buccaneers.html#storylink=cpy

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« #2 : November 01, 2012, 08:20:58 AM »

Still posting links to that tabloid?

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« #3 : November 01, 2012, 09:07:49 AM »


 " Dell wonders aloud why Talib is crucified by Bucs fans while Wright is seemingly given a pass. "

Talib has been suspended, all we know about Wright is rumors. You'd think a columnist would be smart enough to figure that out.

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« #4 : November 01, 2012, 09:10:06 AM »

Wright's shenanigans are new to us.

Talib has been acting a fool for several seasons now (Taxi, shooting, multiple anger issues against team mates, disrespecting Raheem Morris, etc etc).

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« #5 : November 01, 2012, 09:30:08 AM »


 " Dell wonders aloud why Talib is crucified by Bucs fans while Wright is seemingly given a pass. "

Talib has been suspended, all we know about Wright is rumors. You'd think a columnist would be smart enough to figure that out.
If Dell wondered this aloud around me, I wouldn't even dignify him with a response. Talib hasn't stayed out of trouble since maybe his sophomore year........ In high school lol. Just kidding, but he has definitely been in some kind of trouble EVERY year he's been a buc. For this guy to act as if buc fans were overreacting to a singular incident is stupid.

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« #6 : November 01, 2012, 09:37:50 AM »


 " Dell wonders aloud why Talib is crucified by Bucs fans while Wright is seemingly given a pass. "

Talib has been suspended, all we know about Wright is rumors. You'd think a columnist would be smart enough to figure that out.

A reader would think that.

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« #7 : November 01, 2012, 06:25:37 PM »

With Talib gone, will Wright be next? Too much $$$ tied up in his salary?

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« #8 : November 01, 2012, 06:29:46 PM »

With Talib gone, will Wright be next? Too much $$$ tied up in his salary?

Wright's not going anywhere at his salary.

Talib was tradeable. Wright wasn't.

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« #9 : November 01, 2012, 06:37:54 PM »

Talib only has 8 stinkin' weeks left on his contract. What's the great loss here? If they decide they want him back, they can re-sign him at the end of the season.

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« #10 : November 01, 2012, 07:03:47 PM »

Wouldn't be suprised if he gets traded this off-season. Schiano-does-not-mess-around.


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« #11 : November 01, 2012, 07:04:46 PM »

With Talib gone, will Wright be next? Too much $$$ tied up in his salary?

Wright's not going anywhere at his salary.

Talib was tradeable. Wright wasn't.

Its not uncommon for a player to be traded with a restructured contract.


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« #12 : November 01, 2012, 07:09:54 PM »

What's the damage done if we cut Wright this offseason?

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« #13 : November 01, 2012, 07:11:07 PM »

He got a lot of guaranteed money up front.

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« #14 : November 01, 2012, 07:12:56 PM »

I read somewhere that there are usually clauses in big money contracts that protect a club from financial commitments and salary cap penalties when a player makes a mistake like Eric Wright has made, similar to preformance clauses or Donald Penn's infamous 'weight clause'. I highly doubt Mark Dominik didn't include these sort of clauses in Eric Wright's contract since he is a player with a checkered past.

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