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Rodriguez apologizes for DUI arrest

Bears fullback Evan Rodriguez issued an apology Sunday following his arrest early Friday for driving under the influence, speeding and improper lane usage.

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

Rodriguez has now been arrested twice this offseason. In March, he was charged with resisting an officer without violence and disorderly intoxication in Miami Beach. But those charges were dropped.

Rodriguez was selected by the Bears in the fourth round of last year's draft out of Temple. Converted from tight end to fullback, he appeared in 12 games with five starts as a rookie, catching four passes for 21 yards.

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