For the second time in the past two months, Chicago Bears fullback/tight end Evan Rodriguez was arrested. Back in March, Rodriguez was arrested for resisting arrest while being intoxicated in a disorderly manner as well. This morning he was arrested for DUI, speeding and improper lane usage.
According to Zach Zaidman, a Chicago Bears sideline reporter and radio analyst, Illinois State Police said the arrest occurred around 3:30 a.m. The Bears have released a statement in response to the incident stating, “We are aware of the reports regarding Evan Rodriguez. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the situation.”
After his first arrest, general manager Phil Emery was quoted in April saying “He was re-educated on my expectations.”
It appears Emery’s expectations may not have been made crystal clear to Rodriguez. Entering his second NFL season after being a surprise pick by the Bears in last year’s NFL Draft, he looked to take more of a role this year out of the backfield and in the blocking game.
Already there have been multiple sports personalities around the city tweeting in response to Zaidman giving their thoughts on the situation. Most of them are stating that Rodriguez is nothing more than a mere liability and that he should be waived immediately. With Emery in charge, the Bears are headed in a direction where they cannot stand another incident from a young player like this. He may not be given that third chance when all is said and done.