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Report: Wright traded after DUI arrest

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin catches an

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin catches an 18-yard touchdown pass ahead of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright. (October 25, 2012) Credit: AP

The Eric Wright trade to the 49ers just got a whole lot more interesting. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs traded the troubled cornerback less than a week after he was arrested on DUI in Los Angeles. 

Per Stroud, who cited records on the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Dept. website, Wright was arrested at 5:15 p.m. on July 12 on a misdemeanor. He was released the next day after posting $5,000 bond.

Wright was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of DUI last year, but those charges were eventually dismissed.

"I can assure you the decisions we make as an organization are in the best interest of the team and therefore we decided to trade Eric Wight and we're looking forward to the statrt of the training camp and the players we have here,'' general manager Mark Dominik said, per Stroud. 

It is uncertain whether the 49ers were aware of the arrest before making the trade for a conditional draft pick in 2014. 

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