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Bears' Rodriguez apologizes after arrest

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Bears fullback/tight end Evan Rodriguez on Sunday afternoon issued a statement regarding his early Friday morning arrest on charges of DUI.

"I am deeply sorry for the incident that occurred the other night," Rodriguez said. "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."


Rodriguez, a fourth-round draft choice in 2012 who caught 4 passes for 21 yards as a rookie, was also arrested in March in Miami Beach on charges of resisting an officer without violence and disorderly intoxication, but those charges were dropped.

General manager Phil Emery expressed dissatisfaction with Rodriguez's behavior.

"He was re-educated on my expectation of a Chicago Bear on and off the field," Emery said, "and I certainly expect good things from him. I was disappointed in him. He's aware of that, and we expect big things from him in terms of improving."

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