Bills’ Cornerback Shareece Wright Paid An Uber Driver $932 To Drive Him To Voluntary OTAs

by 11 months ago


OTAs, or organized team activities, are entirely optional. Players don’t have to show up, and they don’t even have to give a reason for not showing up, as stated in the league’s collective bargaining agreement with the players’ union. Absences only start costing players during this month’s three-day minicamp, when players can be fined a maximum of about $80,000 for an unexcused absence, according to Deadspin.

So, lets assume that a player, we’ll call him Buffalo Bills cornerback Shareece Wright, was in Chicago’s O’Hare airport when his flight to Buffalo got canceled the day before OTAs began. A lazy man like myself may pack it in and tell the squad  he’ll catch them at mini-camp. But, you don’t get to the NFL by being a sloth, unless you’re Albert Haynesworth.

Shareece’s solution to the pickle: He called an Uber to take him all the way from Chicago to Buffalo, 532 miles.

Wright spent $632 on the fare alone, and according to his agent, sweetened the pot with a hefty tip. I guess during an 8 hour trip you really get to know someone.

The 30-year-old USC grad signed a 1 year, $775,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills.

[h/t For the Win]

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