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Cardinals LB John Abraham apologizes for letting down team, fans

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

John Abraham said he's sorry. (USATSI)
John Abraham said he's sorry. (USATSI)

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Cardinals defensive end John Abraham, the league's current active career leader in sacks, hasn't been seen in Arizona's training camp in 2014, and it was revealed last week that he had been charged with a DUI in suburban Atlanta in late June.

Recently, Abraham -- who also paced Arizona with 11.5 sacks last season -- released a statement through the team (via az.central.com) in which he apologized for his predicament.

"First, I want to apologize to my family and friends, the Cardinals organization, my teammates and the fans for letting them down," he said. "I understand the significance of my actions and right now I am taking the necessary steps to handle my personal business. I am very thankful for the support from my family, friends and especially the Cardinals organization during this time in my life. I am looking forward to being back with my teammates in the near future."

It's still unclear if Abraham is missing camp strictly because of the DUI arrest or when he'll return. But this is the second time he's been arrested on this charge. The first came in 2003 when he was playing with the Jets, and he pleaded guilty then.

"I'm not going through that stuff again," he told AZ Central in August 2013. "It's a bigger headache than it's worth. I got mine one time, and one time is enough. It's brought more pain than it did anything else. That one night of partying wasn't worth all the things I had to go through."

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