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WRIGHT WAS ALL WRONG, RIGHT?
Steve Wright
November 25, 1974
An irreverent and irrepressible NFL tackle tells about the odd things that happened in his two hectic seasons with the New York Giants
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November 25, 1974

Wright Was All Wrong, Right?

An irreverent and irrepressible NFL tackle tells about the odd things that happened in his two hectic seasons with the New York Giants

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I said, "What do you mean 'where was I?' I told you I was going to Green Bay."

"Yeah, but I didn't think you were leaving then."

"I told you I was."

"You just can't take off like that. What would have happened if somebody had gotten hurt?"

"That's why I asked."

"I don't want to talk about it anymore." That was it. It cost me $750.

The Giants were in the middle of a seven-game losing streak when I was finally activated. We were in St. Louis and the Cardinals were beating the hell out of us, 42-17. I was sitting on the bench next to Spider Lockhart. It's the fourth quarter with only a couple of minutes to go. All of a sudden I hear them calling my name. It's Rosey Brown saying, "Go on in." I said, "You're kidding me." He said, "No, go ahead in." I looked at Spider and he has a big grin on his face. He said, "They gotcha."

I put on my helmet, thinking a lot of good this is going to do. As I walked by Alex I said, "What do you want me to do, Coach, win it or just tie it up?"

Then, on Nov. 19, I walked into the clubhouse and my locker was cleaned out. You think Mother Hubbard's cupboard was bare, you should have seen that locker. I found Alex and he said I had been "suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the Giants and to professional football."

My first reaction was, "What did I do?" I honestly didn't know.

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