Bengals quarterback Logan Woodside just wrapped up his first NFL minicamp, which comes less than a week after his DUI arrest in Newport, Kentucky.
The team has already issued a statement saying they are aware of the matter and are investigating further. In the meantime, Woodside has been allowed to keep practicing with his Bengals teammates during their final OTA session this week before heading into a summer break.
On Thursday, Woodside spoke with reporters for the first time since his arrest. When asked about the ordeal, he owned up to the mistake.
“It was obviously embarrassing for the situation I was in,” he told Dayton Daily News. “I’m over it now, and I’m going to discipline myself the way I need to be and I’m going to learn from it.”
Woodside also spoke about head coach Marvin Lewis and how he’s handled the situation.
“I’m very grateful,” Woodside said. “I think that coach Lewis really cares about me. He cares about all the players. And now I’m going to do everything I can to show him I want to be on this team.”
Woodside now will have to go through the legal process before it’s determined what, if any punishment he will get from the court of law. The NFL will also conduct their own investigation and determine if Woodside should face additional punishment.
All of this could take several months, so there may not be a final word on Woodside’s punishment until after final cuts are made following the NFL preseason. He’s hoping to earn a spot on the final roster as the backup or third quarterback, though he’ll have a tough time beating out both Matt Barkley and Jeff Driskel.
We’ll keep you posted on any more details that come out on Woodside as this process plays out.