The Cardinals and linebacker John Abraham had managed to keep quiet his absence from the team due to a DUI arrest in June. While the specific reason for his failure to join the rest of the club to preseason practices has not yet been disclosed, Abraham addressed the situation generally via a statement released by the Cardinals on Friday.
“First, I want to apologize to my family and friends, the Cardinals organization, my teammates and the fans for letting them down,” Abraham said, proving that it’s indeed possible to apologize after being arrested on such charges. “I understand the significance of my actions and right now I am taking the necessary steps to handle my personal business. I am very thankful for the support from my family, friends and especially the Cardinals organization during this time in my life. I am looking forward to being back with my teammates in the near future.”
Abraham, who has said that he has a good chance at making it to Canton, needs only eight more to catch very-soon-to-be-Hall-of-Famer Michael Straham with 141.5.