Bears fullback Evan Rodriguez has been arrested for the second time this offseason, charged early Friday with DUI after he was pulled over by Illinois State Police.
Rodriguez was ticketed for DUI, speeding and improper lane usage at approximately 3:30 a.m. on I-90 at Hubbard. This comes following a March arrest in Miami Beach for resisting an officer without violence and disorderly intoxication. Those charges were eventually dropped.
“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.”
General manager Phil Emery expressed his disappointment in Rodriguez following the March incident. Selected in the fourth round of the 2012 draft from Temple, there were off-field issues surrounding Rodriguez. He transferred out of West Virginia following an incident in a dormitory.
“Certainly was disappointed in his arrest,” Emery said in April. “Certainly Evan knows that I was disappointed. He was re-educated on my expectation of a Chicago Bear on and off the field and I certainly expect good things from him. He was in the middle of having a really good offseason. He was down training with Brandon (Marshall). They were having some really good sessions. He made an error in a decision as far as where he was at, time and place, fortunately there’s been no case moving forward, but I was disappointed in him. He’s aware of that and we expect big things from him in terms of improving.”