ORCHARD PARK, NY (WIVB) – Buffalo Bills player Shareece Wright hopped an Uber for the 8-hour drive to Buffalo from Chicago for a voluntary Bills practice.
ESPN is reporting that the Bills cornerback summoned an Uber for the trip from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to the Bills practice grounds in Orchard Park. It isn’t clear if he missed a flight or the flight was cancelled.
The overnight drive reportedly cost Wright $632.08 but with a $300 tip the trip topped off at over $900.
Alix Anfang, a spokesperson for Uber, released a statement from the company on Wednesday.
“We’re glad Uber got Shareece to his team workout and we’re impressed by his commitment to the Bills,” Anfang said. “But starting June 29th, Bills players – along with Buffalo residents – will also be able to start a trip in Buffalo.”
Ride-sharing will be legal in western and upstate New York June 29.
Wright signed on with the Bills after two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.