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Bears fullback Evan Rodriguez apologizes for DUI

Evan Rodriguez

Evan Rodriguez

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Updated: June 2, 2013 11:26PM

Bears fullback Evan Rodriguez issued a statement Sunday through the team apologizing for his recent run in with the law.

Rodriguez was ticketed early Friday morning on I-90 near Hubbard Street for driving under the influence, speeding and improper lane usage. The Bears said Friday they were looking into the incident.

“I am deeply sorry for the incident that occurred the other night,” Rodriguez said in his statement. “I want to apologize to the entire Bears organization, my teammates, coaches and Bears fans everywhere. I realize that I made a very poor decision. I know that more is expected of me and that I let a lot of people down that are counting on me. I will make positive changes in my life so that this doesn’t happen again.”

It was the second time Rodriguez, 24, got into trouble this offseason. Rodriguez was arrested in March for disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence in Miami, but those charges were quickly dropped. He was working out in Florida with receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

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