Though we don’t know how many arrests it takes to get a player cut by the Bears, the answer apparently isn’t two.
In the wake of his second arrest of the offseason, the Bears haven’t parted ways with tight end Evan Rodriguez. Instead, they’ve issued on his behalf a statement expressing remorse for Friday’s alleged DUI.
“I am deeply sorry for the incident that occurred the other night,” Rodriguez said. “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.”
Such statements make the recovering lawyer in me nervous, because they come dangerously close to admitting guilt. But the broader point for now is that, guilty or not, two arrests apparently aren’t enough to make Rodriguez a former Bear.
I wonder how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?