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Report: CB Eric Wright to be suspended for use of Adderall



Another Bucs starting cornerback is staring at a 4-game suspension.

Eric Wright is facing a 'four-game ban for Adderall,'' according to a report Sunday by Fox NFL insider Jay Glazer.

Cornerback Aqib Talib has one game remaining on his four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performing enhancing drugs. Talib said just prior to training camp, he took one pill of Adderall without a prescription. Adderall is considered a stimulant used in the treatment of ADHD.

"With Bucs starting Cb Aqib Talib suspended 4 games for Adderall, their other starting CB Eric Wright also facing a 4 game ban for Adderall,'' Glazer tweeted Sunday.

"The whole Adderall thing is tricky (because) several players legitimately need such meds but league has become very strict who takes it,'' Glazer tweeted.

Glazer reported the suspension on FOX NFL Sunday.

Wright, one of the Bucs' highly touted free agents who signed a five-year, $38-million contract in March, has started all seven games for the Bucs this season and has 31 tackes, an interception and eight passes defensed.

Wright was arrested in the off-season in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence, but that charge was dropped by prosecutors.  

According to Glazer, there are “several players” in the league who take the drug to deal with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Wright's suspension, barring an appeal, could mean the Bucs will be without both starting cornerbacks heading into next Sunday's game at Oakland. Talib is set to return to the Bucs Nov. 5.

E.J. Biggers has been starting in place of Talib at left cornerback. Rookie Leonard Johnson started Thursday night's game as the third defensive back against the Vikings and recorded his firsts career interception. Brandon McDonald, who had been playing as the third defensive back in passing situations, was active despite an ankle sprain but was replaced by Johnson.

Bucs general manager Mark Dominik was unavailable for comment and did not return a text message left by the Times Sunday. 



[Last modified: Sunday, October 28, 2012 1:13pm]


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