Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker John Abraham apologized for his DUI arrest outside of Atlanta that occurred in June.
Abraham has not yet reported to training camp.
"First, I want to apologize to my family and friends, the Cardinals organization, my teammates and the fans for letting them down," Abraham said in a statement. "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."
Coach Bruce Arians said Abraham was excused from camp for personal reasons.
"I'm not concerned at all," general manager Steve Keim said. "He'll be back at some point here."
Abraham had 11.5 sacks last season and has 133.5 in his career, which leads all active players. He also has 48 career forced fumbles.
Abraham has had other legal troubles in the past. In 2003, he pled guilty to driving while impaired after crashing his car into a fire hydrant and light pole in New York when he was with the Jets. In 2012, he was arrested for misdemeanor obstruction in Atlanta.