Chris Wright Dead At 32

The Alouettes regretfully announce the passing of former wide receiver and kick return specialist Chris Wright this past weekend, at the age of 32.

In two seasons with Montreal, Wright added up more than 3,000 kick return yards, including 1,759 on 83 kickoff returns. In 1997, he accumulated 1,088 yards on 52 kickoff returns as well as 769 yards and two majors on 84 punt returns. In 1998, he returned 31 kickoffs for 671 yards and 67 punts for 625 yards. In his rookie year in 1995 with the Baltimore Stallions, he had an exceptional season returning 100 punts for 1,236 yards and three touchdowns and 41 kickoffs for 897 yards. He was named South Division’s Most Outstanding Rookie.

The Alouettes wish their condolences to the family and friends of Chris Wright.

What happened to Wright after the 1999 season? Did he retire?

I dont know and the article doesn't say

reading that sad new make me think

what happen with Thomas Haskins if i remember correctly he had a brain tumeur or something like that..

i really like him when he play with the Alouettes

32 years old, what a shame, the kid should of still been playing ball somewhere.

terrible

..

That is very sad and our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Radio this morning is saying he was murdered.
Shot in the street in front of his sisters home

After his two years in Montreal, he made a breif stint with the Lions, and then was released. When you are released this young, you may have a bit too much of off-field problems. Being shot in the street also supports that theory.

Anyways. Thoughts to his mom and sisters.

MONTREAL (CP) - Chris Wright, a wide receiver and kick return specialist who helped the Baltimore Stallions win the Grey Cup in 1995, was murdered in Atlanta over the weekend.

Police said Wright was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds about 4 a.m. Sunday. After Wright's sister heard several shots in front of her house, she found his body outside in the street, next to his car. No arrests have been made.

from Sportsnet.ca