Another day, another athlete charged after an alleged drunk driving incident. This time it's the NFL's Eric Wright, who signed a big deal—$15.5 million guaranteed—with Tampa Bay this offseason after four years in Cleveland and one in Detroit.
Here's the Los Angeles Times:
Police responded to a report of an injury accident about 12:20 a.m. involving a Chevy Silverado pickup and a Mercedes SLS luxury sports coup at James M. Wood Boulevard and Georgia Street, said Norma Eisenman, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Wright, who was not hurt, allegedly told officers he had been drinking earlier at a friend's home in the Hollywood area and refused to submit to a Breathalyzer or field sobriety test, Eisenman said. The driver of the truck complained of pain but refused medical treatment.
Officers booked Wright on a felony because the accident involved injury. He was booked into the LAPD's downtown Metropolitan Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Wright's arrest comes just a few weeks after Tampa's other big corner, Aqib Talib, was cleared of all charges in a Texas shooting incident.