Ogletree sorry for DUI, moving forward

Ogletree sorry for DUI, moving forward
February 23, 2013, 8:45 pm
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Alec Ogletree knew the questions were coming. And now, he wants to get past them.

Ogletree, the linebacker from Georgia, was recently arrested in Arizona on suspicion of DUI but while speaking to reporters on Saturday, said it was a mistake.

"I’m a good person at heart," he said, according to transcripts of the media availability. "Everybody makes mistakes. I feel real bad about the situation. I’m learning from it and I’m moving forward."

Will the arrest hurt his draft stock?

"I don’t really know what it’s going to do," Ogletree said. "But, like I said, I feel bad about it and I’m very sorry about it. I just have to move forward and take whatever I get."

Ogletree is likely a first-round talent but his off-the-field issues have turned heads for the wrong reasons. There's the DUI arrest and a suspension from Georgia for a positive drug choice.

As is the case for Manti Te'o, the interview process with teams will be as important as how well he performs during drills.

Ogletree, who had met with two teams -- the Chiefs and Eagles -- said teams were asking a mixture of football and personal questions.  

"It’s just. . . .everybody makes mistakes," he said. "It was a bad decision at the time. But like I said, I talked to the teams
and we had good discussions about it."