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.