NFL: Eric Wright now a Free Agent After Trade Fails. Von Miller update

 

August 17, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright (21) celebrates a sack against the Tennessee Titans at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports

 

Cornerback Eric Wright has been released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the San Francisco 49ers originally acquired Wright in a trade for a late-round conditional pick, but he failed the physical, which subsequently nullified the trade, and the Bucs opted to go ahead and cut ties with the talented, yet troubled defensive back. Wright was arrested and charged with suspicion of DUI last Friday night in Los Angeles.

As Denver Broncos All-Pro linebacker awaits the appeal of his four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy, Miller has tweeted that he “knows” he did “nothing wrong” in regard to the suspension, which is thought to be related to a recent failed test for the drug “Molly,” also known as ecstasy.
This comes after another report that Miller failed a drug test as a rookie in 2011 when marijuana and amphetamines were found in his system. 
NFL rules only allow commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend violators of the substance-abuse policy if they are two-time offenders. So the the rookie-year violation was Miller’s second of the sort
Amphetamines is the active ingredient in Adderall and other related substances, and by rule, would trigger an automatic four-game suspension under the NFL Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) policy. A failed test for marijuana use would require at least three violations before a suspension arises.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been medically cleared for the start of training campGriffin is only six months removed from reconstructive knee surgery after suffering a torn ACL in the Skins’ playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks. For now, he’s but managed to avoid opening camp on the PUP, and appears likely to be ready for the opening game. 

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Topics: Eric Wright, NFL Offseason, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Von Miller

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