The Bucs promptly turned around and are in the process of releasing Wright.
As I pointed out Friday when the trade first went down, this was about a lot more than getting a conditional draft pick from San Francisco in 2014. It was about getting rid of a player who did not fit Tampa Bay’s style.
Wright was charged with misdemeanor suspicion of driving under the influence in Los Angeles on July 12. He also served a four-game suspension last season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The sad part is Wright wasn’t a bad player and the Bucs could have used him. But he wore out his welcome by continually making the coaching staff and front office feel like they couldn’t trust him.