Dobbs: recent arrest was a “wake-up call”
Demarcus Dobbs was arrested Friday morning at 3:45 a.m. on suspicion of DUI and possession of DUI after the San Francisco 49ers defensive end and backup tight end drove his car into in a chain-link fence in Santa Clara. Lukily, no one else was hurt in the crash as Demarcus Dobbs was the only person in the car.
The 25-year-old Demarcus Dobbs later recalled the arrest was a “wake-up call” that stirred his conscience.
"I feel like the situation could have been a lot worse than it was, and I thank God for looking out for me that night," stated Demarcus Dobbs, who did not take the road trip with San Francisco 49ers for their Sunday game with the St. Louis Rams. "It's definitely a wake-up call, and definitely a situation to learn from. ... The only thing I can do is deal with the consequence, deal with them justly and move forward."
"I appreciate all the support that I've had from my friend, my family and my fans,” added Demarcus Dobbs.
Demarcus Dobbs has no history of another incidents of getting in trouble with the law. The San Francisco 49ers stated that team were shocked by Demarcus Dovvs arrest, considering his previously clean record.
"It's very out-of-character for what happened. I made a dumb mistake, a dumb decision. I take full responsibility for it,” acknowledged Demarcus Dobbs. “Going forward, I can guarantee it won't happen again. It's not like me. I never had any problems before at all. It's just a dumb decision that I take full responsibility for."
Demarcus Dobbs makes a huge contribution to the San Francisco 49ers’ special teams, and is the only player on the team who can play on every unit. Given, the San Francisco 49ers left him behind to sort issues regarding his arrest ahead of Sunday’s game, Demarcus Dobbs stated that it was hard not to be a part of the game and instead watch it on television.
"Letting them down, and having such a vital role on the team, it was very hard to sit back and watch that happen," said Demarcus Dobbs.
However, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said on Monday that Demarcus Dobbs may be playing on Sunday’s home game against the Miami Dolphins.