Chicago Bears player Evan Rodriguez ticketed for DUI

Bears player Rodriguez ticketed for DUI

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A Chicago Bears player was ticketed for driving under the influence of alcohol downtown early Friday.

Evan Rodriguez was stopped about 3:30 a.m. on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) near Hubbard Street, Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said.

Rodriguez was ticketed for DUI, speeding and improper lane usage, Bond said. He was then released.

The Bears issued a brief statement about the arrest. "We are aware of the reports regarding Evan Rodriguez. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the situation."

Rodriguez, 24, a tight end/fullback, played in 12 games last season and had four catches for 21 yards.

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