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DT Joe Joseph arrested for DUI; Redskins release statement

December 27, 2010 - 04:03 PM
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Rookie defensive tackle Joe Joseph played in his first game for the Redskins on Sunday, but was arrested under suspicion of DUI on Monday morning. (Photo: Associated Press)

Updated: Tuesday, Dec. 28, 6:37 p.m. -- The Redskins have released a statement in regards to Joe Joseph's arrest. It reads:

“We have talked with Joe and he is very remorseful for what happened and the embarrassment he caused himself, his family and the organization. We will let the legal system run its course and withhold further comment until the matter is resolved.”

The Redskins haven't revealed any disciplinary action at this time. Going off of the depth chart that the Redskins released today in advance of Sunday's game, they are planning on keeping Joseph on the team. He is currently listed as the No. 2 right defensive end.

Published: Monday, Dec. 27, 4:03 p.m. -- Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he has yet to speak with rookie defensive tackle Joe Joseph, who was arrested around 3 a.m. Monday in Loudoun County for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Joseph, a 25-year-old, 6-foot-2, 315-pound University of Miami product, was promoted from Washington’s practice squad on Friday. He was originally signed by Tennessee this season, but a brief appearance for the Redskins versus Jacksonville represented his first action of the year.

Joseph was added to Washington’s practice squad on Dec. 16, and the team was evaluating him as he worked behind Anthony Bryant and Ma’ake Kemoeatu.

Shanahan didn’t say what action would be taken against Joseph, who has since been released. And all of the details involving his arrest are not yet known.

“The first thing I do is I’m going to have a chance to talk with Joe,” the coach said. “I don’t really know the circumstances, and then I’ll make a statement after I have a chance to talk with him.”

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