Running back Brian Mitchell of the Washington Redskins was apologetic yesterday after being arrested Wednesday night on the Dulles Toll Road in Northern Virginia on a charge of drunken driving.
Mitchell, who was driving home when he was stopped by police, said: "I went out and had a few beers and did something stupid. I'm just sorry it happened. It's the first time I did anything like that."
If he's convicted on the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, Mitchell could be suspended for four games under a policy recently announced by NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue. But because Mitchell's court date isn't until December and he's entitled to an NFL hearing even if he's convicted, he's not likely to miss time this season.