Alec Ogletree’s DUI Could Be Good News for Chicago Bears


January 01, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Taylor Martinez (3) looks for a place to run as Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Alec Ogletree (9) moves in for the sack during the second half of the Capital One bowl at The Citrus Bowl. Georgia defeated Nebraska 45-31. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Former Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Alec Ogletree was recently charged DUI in Arizona, according to his agent:

"“Last weekend, my client Alec Ogletree was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona,” agent Pat Dye, Jr. tells PFT.  “After the officers smelled alcohol, they conducted tests and also cited him for DUI.  Although Alec regrets this incident terribly, he is thankful that there was no accident and that no one was hurt.  Because this matter is still pending, we cannot comment further publicly at this time.”"

This isn’t Ogletree’s first strike.  He was suspended by the Bulldogs for four games last season for failing a drug test.

While of course this is a serious offense and a red flag, it could be good news for the Chicago Bears.  As we know, they desperately need to add some young playmakers to the defensive side of the ball, but they also need to grab a top offensive line or tight end prospect in the first round.

With news of Ogletree’s DUI, he could very well drop out of the first round.  Can you imaging picking up a talent of that caliber in the second round?  Phil Emery has shown us that he’s not afraid to take a risk like he did in trading for Brandon Marshall and hiring Marc Trestman as head coach.

Stay tuned for more information on Ogletree and the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine.

What do you think?  Would you take a risk on Ogletree or take a pass?