Posted March 21, 2013

Evan Rodriguez arrested while training with Bears in Miami

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Evan Rodriguez was arrested in Miami on Thursday morning. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Evan Rodriguez was arrested in Miami on Thursday morning. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Bears fullback-tight end Evan Rodriguez was arrested early Thursday morning by the Miami Police Department and reportedly charged with resisting an officer without violence and disorderly intoxication, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. 

Rodriguez was in Miami to train with some of his teammates during the offseason but was arrested in Miami Beach at 5:30 a.m. on March 21 and faced a bond of $1,500 for his two charges.

The Bears selected Rodriguez in the fourth round of last year’s NFL Draft. He played in 12 games last season, including five starts.

According to a tweet from Michael C. Wright, Bears beat reporter for ESPNChicago.com, the Bears released a statement concerning the arrest but have not taken action with Rodriguez, saying:

“We are aware of the reports regarding Evan Rodriguez. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the situation.”

Perhaps in a related move, however, the team signed former Kansas City Chiefs tight end Steve Maneri to a two-year deal Thursday, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com. Maneri joined the Chiefs when current Bears general manager Phil Emery was in the front office in Kansas City. He appeared in 19 games from 2011-12, starting nine of those games.


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