Buffalo Bills cornerback Shareece Wright took an eight-hour Uber ride to get from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Sunday afternoon to Buffalo for a voluntary practice on Monday.
The Uber drive cost $632.08 according to the receipt Wright later posted on Twitter, and the cornerback also added a $300 tip for the driver for his trouble. After all, the driver had to get back to Chicago after the drive to Buffalo.
The Uber driver, Hadi Abdollahaian, didn’t seem to mind the trip, according to his subsequent Twitter post.
It was not clear whether Wright’s flight from Chicago to Buffalo was canceled or why he ended up hiring an Uber to drive him to Buffalo. Uber doesn’t even run in Buffalo until June 29, so it was also unclear whether the driver had to get special permission to make the drive, NFL.com reported.
Wright’s Bills contract doesn’t include a workout bonus, CBS Sports pointed out, and his salary with the Bills is $775,000 for the season.
Wright is competing for a starting spot at cornerback with current starter Ronald Darby and 2017 first-round draft pick Tre-Davious White. He spent the last two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.
Twitter users praised Wright’s dedication, which has set the bar fairly high for other players.
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