Dion Lewis apologizes for his arrest over the weekend

Dion Lewis has quickly apologized for the incident Saturday that led to a felony charge for pulling a fire alarm.

The Philadelphia Eagles running back issued an apology through the team this afternoon two days after he and his brother were arrested after 4 a.m. at a Hampton Inn in Albany, N.Y. Police say the Lewis brothers were intoxicated when they banged on the doors of the hotel and eventually pulled the fire alarm when they could not gain access. Dion Lewis was a guest at the hotel property.

“I want to apologize to my family, the Albany community, the Eagles organization and fans, and to the NFL for my involvement in an incident this past weekend,” Lewis said in the statement. “It was never my intention to cause any public alarm or damage any property. I am sorry for any embarrassment and inconvenience that my actions have caused. I am committed to continuing to conduct myself in conformance with the high moral, ethical and professional standards that I have my entire life and of which so many others rightly expect of me. Because the matter is still in the hands of the court system, I cannot comment any further.”

Lewis was charged with falsely reporting a fire, a felony, and misdemeanor reckless endangerment. Hopefully, the matter will be resolved quickly.

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