Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was arrested in Gwinnett County, Ga., Wednesday afternoon and charged with DUI, speeding and reckless driving. According to the Gwinnett County sheriff department's website, Jennings was admitted at 11:44 a.m. (CT) and released at 2:41 p.m. (CT).
"We are aware of the reports regarding Tim Jennings arrest," the Bears said in a statement. "We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the situation."
Jennings reportedly admitted to speeding (he was clocked at 99 miles-per-hour in a 65 zone), but insisted that while he had been drinking the previous night, he had stopped more than 10 hours before being pulled over. According to the police report, he declined to take a breath test. Jennings said that he was speeding because he was late for a parent-teacher conference.
Jennings, 31, started all 16 games for the Bears in 2014, recording 66 tackles, eight pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He joined the Bears in 2010 after spending his first four NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.