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October 28, 2012 @ 11:35 am
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BREAKING NEWS: Reports Say Wright Facing 4-Game Suspension

Written by Dory
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Dory LeBlanc

Dory
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According to FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer, Eric Wright has tested positive for Adderall and is facing a four-game suspension. If the report is true, this will be the second Buccaneers CB who has tested positive for the banned substance as Aqib Talib admitted he was suspended for taking Adderall earlier this month. 
According to FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer, Buccaneers CB Eric Wright is facing a four-game suspension for allegedly using the banned substance Adderrall. 

Glazer tweeted the breaking news early Sunday afternoon and PewterReport.com is trying to confirm the report.

If the report is true, the Bucs will be without both starting cornerbacks when they travel to Oakland next week to take on the Raiders. Aqib Talib has served three of a four-game suspension for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance which began with the Chiefs game on October 14th. Talib released a statement through the team that he had used Adderall at the beginning of training camp, although the league has a strict policy against naming which banned substance a player has tested positive for.

PewterReport.com will keep you posted with any updates on the Wright situation as more information is gathered. 

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    The thing that makes me mad is that Adderrall is legal if you have a doctors prescription. Are these guys stupid. Just go to a Doctor and tell them you are having trouble concentrating and you walk out with a prescription. Wake up morons. It's not rocket science. Follow the rules and there will not be any problems.
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    Coaches and front office share the blame when a player is busted for using a prescription drug without a prescription. Al the Bucs have to do is put the player in contact with a doctor who will write the prescription. Doctors love to have players for patients so they can brag about it and put it in their advertisements. It’s not that hard to tell the players, “Hey if you want to take Adderall go see Dr. so and so at this address”. If they had done this neither would have been suspended.
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    THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING! THE END IS NYE! But seriously. Damn. I think more than anything I'm upset that these suspensions are taking away from what Schiano and staff are trying to accomplish in Tampa. I can live without Wright for 4 games. Biggers has played up to his level, and I think with an opportunity Johnson will do the same. Aside from that pick and TD run against the Giants, there have been few occasions during a game where I have said to myself - I'm glad Wright was all over that play. Good Job Eric! Rumor is that Blount maybe on the market. I think this latest suspension could be the catalyst for him being moved. Either a player swap for another serviceable DB, or maybe an D lineman in case of something happening to Bennett, McCoy or Miller. I am excited to see Bowers back, and can't wait to see him get more playing time. He physically looks like he could spell Miller more often on passing downs on the inside. Anyway, those are just one mans thoughts.
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    Tampa Bay needs to call Jerry Jones up and ask what he wants for Mike Jenkins he has been solid this year but is still very expendable since his contract expires at the end of the year. Give up a 4th or 5th rounder and go get a player that might be able to stick if he performs well.
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    Fortunately for the Bucs, their Defensive Backfield was not very good anyway! Next man up is Leonard Johnson, a local kid! I don't believe this Adderal thing is unique to the Bucs, I believe it is a league wide fad and now more will tested for it. Plug in the next guy until we find that solid DB who wants a steady job. I agree that we most definitely will turn to next Draft for DB help! This is just a shity thing to happen to teammates, coaches and fans alike. Part of you says dump the dumb bastards, and then the realities of their skill level sets in. I really believe these guys let their teammates down big time! I believe we are at the beginning of some solid and fun football in the near future for both the fans and the organization.
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    I'm not sure how to react to this. On one hand I agree with Macabee. On the other hand I realize that I like Talib more than Wright Because I feel less defensive of Wright. I also don't think this affects the draft at all. We just signed Wright to a new contract. It's not worth cutting him over this.
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    When things like this happen, our first reaction is to recoil in anger and predict a setback for the Bucs. I feel differently! This apparent bad news is not out of the ordinary or that unusual. Our comments would be different but the effect on the Bucs would be the same if it were a high ankle sprain – needed player not available for 4 weeks. Drew Brees lost his primary weapon for a few weeks when Graham sprained his ankle but seemed to manage it okay. How many gasps were made when Bennett limped off the field Thursday night. Now just as Talib is returning, Wright will be AWOL. And as of now it appears that neither will be there for the Raider game. We will adjust and find a way to win like good teams do. And if nobody has noticed we’re a pretty good team! Thursday night we soundly whipped a darn good team all without Joseph, Clayborn, Talib and only a modest performance from Wright. Concerned, but not dismayed! Stuff happens! I’m not going to overreact to this. It is just another opportunity to succeed when the chips are down. Go Bucs!
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    macabee, you are so correct.
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    macabee, That was a well thought thru response. Thanks for having a clear head about this situation.
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    You know we have one if not the worst secondary in the NFL. Obviously all the drugs are not working! Trade deadline is tuesday. We should look for some corners.
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    If this is true I suggest we trade our 4-5-6-7th rd draft picks and move up inthe draft and double dip and get the best top two rated CB'S and CUT TALIB AND WRIGHT and move on.
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    At least this time we got a seven day warning on it so we can get some more CB's. I expect that there will be more random drug testing by the Buc's. It could be another reason why some players were let go in pre season. The Coach will still get it done. This is a player fault; not the Coach, GM, Owner or League.
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    So now we got two pill poppers using the same drug ? Hmmmm. Not good. Yup, Corner just became our #1 priority.
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    If this is true, then I guess Leonard Johnson will definitely get a chance to show if he can do it again. I sure hope he can. . .Now's your chance to make a mark and earn a spot in the starting line-up. I hope if he shines then he will get his due. We may get to find out just how much 'accountability' there will be on this team under the Schiano way.
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    Insert curse words here ______! Adderal, really??? All the talk from these guys about learning how to be a pro from a guy like Ronde seems more and more like BS every time something like this happens. Where is it all coming from? PR - do you know if any other teams are experiencing similar issues with this?
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    I wonder who made this personnel decision? Another waste of salary cap money. If it was Dom, just add it to the list.
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    Unbelievable.
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    Seems kinda fishy to me that both players were in trouble with the law during the off season & neither were able to be punished by the league & now they both conveniently have been tested positive for Adderrall? WTF! Not to mention some very questionable calls by refs in more than one game so far this year. Maybe someone has it out for the Bucs? Either way it sucks A$$! Now it will be even harder to travel to Oakland & get the win.
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    Was it Wright giving pills to Talib, or the other way around? Or is someone else in the lockeroom handing out banned substances? I hope there's a full scale internal investigation.
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    Well, if it wasn't obvious before that we need to go CB in next year's first round, it sure as heck is now. At least we get Talib back after Oakland, and at least Ronde can always slide over for one game.
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    WTF?! What're are we, freaking baseball? Get an f'ing grip! Christ....
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