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Wright will not face felony DUI charges after review of facts



Another Bucs cornerback will start training camp without having to worry about felony charges.

The Los Angeles County district attorney has decided not to file any charges against Eric Wright, who was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence July 2.

Wright's attorney, Jeremy I. Lessem, issued a statement on behalf of Wright saying prosecutors reviewed the facts and decided not to file any charges.

Wright was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI after he was involved in an accident near the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 12:20 a.m. on July 2. Officers said Wright told them he had been drinking with a friend in Hollywood but refused field sobriety and Breathalyzer tests. The driver of the other vehicle said he was in pain but refused medical attention.

Wright was released from jail later that day after posting $100,000 bail.    

"Today, I am pleased to announce that the Los Angeles County District Attorney has reviewed the facts and decided not to file any charges,'' Lessem said in a statement released on behalf of Wright. "Therefore, no charges at all will be filed against Eric. Eric is glad this is behind him and is eager to begin training camp at the end of the month.''

Wright was scheduled for a court appearance July 23, three days before the Bucs were expected to report to training camp.

Last month, the Dallas County district attorney dropped charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon against cornerback Aqib Talib.




[Last modified: Friday, July 13, 2012 2:15pm]


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