(CBS) The Bears have released second-year tight end Evan Rodriguez.
The release comes in the wake of Rodriguez’s second arrest this offseason.READ MORE: Girl, 17, Dies After Being Shot In West Elsdon
The 24-year-old tight end out of Temple was arrested in March for disorderly conduct and again in May for DUI.
Following Rodriguez’s DUI arrest, he released the following statement:
”I am deeply sorry for the incident that occurred the other night. 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.”READ MORE: Chicago Fire Paramedic's Cap Grazed At Stroger Hospital; Man Killed In Shooting Nearby
Speaking to the media last week, Bears general manager Phil Emery said he was “disappointed” in Rodriguez.
“Evan is a very likeable guy,” Emery said. “We have talked. Disappointed. I would use the word extremely.”
The Bears drafted Rodriguez in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.MORE NEWS: Simeon Football Team Plays Without Fans In Bleachers After Slayings Of Two Students This Week
The team also signed wide receiver Devin Aromashodu, wide receiver Jerrell Jackson and fullback Tony Fiammetta. The Bears also waived wide receivers Demetrius Fields and Dale Moss.