Evan Rodriguez Bear Fullback in Real Trouble

Chicago Bears fullback Evan Rodriguez was arrested for DUI Friday morning
Chicago Bears fullback Evan Rodriguez was arrested for DUI Friday morning

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has really been cracking down on players who commit multiple crimes. With Chicago Bears fullback Evan Rodriguez being arrested a second time this year early Friday morning, Rodriguez is in real trouble.

Rodriguez was arrested Friday morning by Illinois State police for driving under the influence. According to WLS-TV in Chicago, Rodriguez was stopped on the Kennedy Expressway around 3:30 a.m. In addition to DUI, Rodriguez was also charged with speeding and improper lane usage.

The problem here and the reason that Rodriguez is in real trouble is the fact that on March 20th Rodriguez was arrested. Rodriguez was charged with resisting an officer without violence and disorderly intoxication that stemmed from a car accident that he where he was a passenger in one of the vehicles, but those charges were later dropped.

As for the Bears, they are aware of the situation and have released a statement which said, “We are aware of the reports regarding Evan Rodriguez. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the situation.”

So what is going to happen now?

The first thing that is going to happen now is that the principal is going to be calling. In other words Rodriguez is going to get a call from Goodell to come down to New York and have a meeting with him.

You know how those talks go when you’re a kid.

First, your parents call out your name. Then when you respond they tell you to come here and sit down. Then when you sit down you get hammered with guilt and get a punishment that made you wish you never did what you did in the first place.

In Rodriguez’s case the two are probably going to talk long and hard about Rodriguez’s issues with alcohol as both arrested stemmed from its usage. Then he will be given a multiple game suspension that will be reduced upon completion of some kind of program, which most likely will be alcohol abuse in this case.

If I were Rodriguez I would listen and take to heart everything that Goodell will have to say, because if Rodriguez thought he was in real trouble now he hasn’t seen nothing if he does again.

Paul Kasprzak

The Guardian Express