07/02/2012 06:19 pm ET

Eric Wright Arrested For DUI: Buccaneers Cornerback Busted On Felony Charge

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright was arrested on a felony DUI charge early Monday morning in downtown Los Angeles after being involved in a car accident with one other vehicle, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Per the LAT report, L.A. police said Wright informed officers at the scene that he had been drinking earlier at a friend's home and refused to take any sobriety tests. Wright was unhurt, but because the other driver was injured, the former USC star was busted on suspicion of felony driving under the influence.

CBS Los Angeles reported that the 26-year-old was released at about 10:35 a.m. after posting $100,000 bail.

Unfortunately, Wright is just one of a handful of NFL players to be arrested for driving under the influence during this offseason.

Aaron Berry of the Detroit Lions was busted for DUI last week after reportedly hitting two parked cars in Harrisburg, Pa. around 4 a.m. Berry's arrest makes him the sixth player on Detroit alone to get arrested this offseason. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was also arrested for a DUI.

Wide receiver Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville's first-round pick in the 2012 Draft, was arrested last month for an aggravated DUI charge and it was reported that he had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather and Giants offensive lineman David Diehl have also been arrested for drunk driving.


LOS ANGELES — Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright has been arrested in Los Angeles for investigation of driving under the influence after police say he was involved in a crash near Staples Center.

Los Angeles police Officer Karen Rayner says Wright was arrested early Monday after the Mercedes SLS he was driving rear-ended a pickup truck. The driver of the truck had unspecified injuries.

Authorities say Wright, who wasn't injured, refused to take sobriety tests. He was booked for investigation of felony DUI and bail was set at $100,000.

Wright, a five-year veteran, signed with the Buccaneers this off-season after playing in Detroit last year. He had 73 tackles and four interceptions and 16 passes in 2011.