New Buffalo Bill Takes 8-Hour Uber Trip To Buffalo
It was back in April when the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres announced that Uber would become their official ride-sharing partner, but this seems to be taking things to an extreme. Buffalo Bills cornerback Shareece Wright used Uber for an eight-hour 550-mile trip from Chicago to the Bills' practice facility so that he wouldn't miss the first day of the team's voluntary organized team activities on Monday.
The ride cost him $632.08 and Wright said he added a $300 tip. Total cost of his ride from Chicago's O'Hare Airport to One Bills Drive was $932.08. It's still unclear whether he missed a flight to Buffalo or it was canceled, but he used Uber to be sure he'd be on time for the OTA.
Uber is not officially sanctioned in upstate New York State until June 29th, so after the driver dropped off Wright in Orchard Park he couldn't legally pick up another passenger until he reached the New York State line.
Wright signed with the Bills last month after spending the last two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. He's expected to compete at cornerback behind veteran starter Ronald Darby and first-round draft pick Tre'Davious White.