Uber Driver Who Drove Shareece Wright Across 4 States Thought He Meant Buffalo Wild Wings, Not Buffalo, NY
Shareece Wright signed with the Buffalo Bills back in March and wants to make a good impression on his new team after he was cut by the Baltimore Ravens.
The Buffalo Bills are in the midst of having OTA’s, which is just voluntary practice. Wright still wanted to be there on Monday, but he was stranded after missing a connecting flight in Chicago over the weekend. So he did the next best thing. He took an Uber that included a $900+ fare, 4 states, and 8+ hours on the road.
On Thursday, the Washington Post got in touch with that Uber driver and he initially thought Wright wanted to go to Buffalo Wild Wings.
“According to the Washington Post’s Marissa Payne, Uber driver Hadi Abdollahian had a different destination in mind when picking up Wright.
“He told me Buffalo and I thought he meant Buffalo [Wild Wings] grill,” Abdollahian said “So I said, ‘Yeah, for sure.’”
Nevertheless, the 26-year-old—a refugee who came to Chicago from Turkey four years ago—agreed to the longer journey.
“I promised him on the phone,” Abdollahian told Payne, “so I said, ‘let’s hit the road.’ ”
Payne added that BlueRock Energy, sponsored by the Bills, matched Wright’s $932.08 fare to thank Abdollahian.”