(CBS) Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was absent Thursday from the team’s first training camp practice in Bourbonnais, reportedly because he was in Georgia to resolve a DUI case stemming from a January arrest.
Jennings was arrested on Jan. 7 by Gwinnett County police on charges of speeding, reckless driving and DUI. Jennings was driving 99 mph in a 65-mph zone, according to police officials. Jennings said he was running late on his way to a parent-teacher conference. He has denied the DUI charge all along.
Jennings is expected to be back at Bears practice Friday. He projects as a starting cornerback for Chicago and is a two-time Pro Bowler. He signed a four-year, $22.4-million deal last in January 2014.