Sep 13, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Evan Rodriguez (48) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Bears 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Evan Rodriguez Arrested for DUI


Chicago Bears H-Back Evan Rodriguez scored his second arrest of the offseason when he was arrested for DUI early Friday morning.  He was pulled over on the Kennedy near Hubbard Street at 3:30 AM with a blood alcohol content that the Tribune’s Brad Biggs reports to have been over twice the legal limit.  

This isn’t Rodriguez’s only incident this offseason.  He was arrested in Miami Beach back in March for resisting arrest and disorderly intoxication.   The charges were later dropped but it’s clear that Rodriguez has a little bit of a drinking issue.   Rodriguez had a bit of a checkered past in college.  Here’s what it says on his Wikipedia page:

Rodriguez allegedly had a felony assault charge, which eventually was reduced to a misdemeanor disturbance and trespassing charge after an alleged physical altercation with a female residence hall advisor during his time at West Virginia, and was later arrested for disorderly conduct at Temple in April 2009.

The Chicago Bears released a statement on the issue when the news broke on Friday afternoon:

“We are aware of the reports regarding Evan Rodriguez,” the Bears said in a statement. “We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the situation.”

He’s picked a heck of a way to make an impression on the new coaching staff and a great way to thank the guy who drafted him in the fourth round of the 2012 draft.

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  • Otto Von Bismark

    Following in the long and rich tradition of Chicago Bears being drunks. Has he kept up the Bears long and rich tradition of illegitimate children from dozens of women? If he has, he should be a lock for this team. It worked for Briggs and Urlacher for years.
    I understand the City Council is upset that they aren’t making the kind of tax revenues from the Mistake by the Lake they projected. The Bears have to give so many free tickets away to their players illegitimate kids, the cities’ revenue projections were off.
    They knew there would likely be a dip around the first of the month with all the Bears fans going to Wisconsin to double dip on welfare checks. But this situation is effecting them all month long.