Miller apologizes for DUI
Four days after being arrested on DUI charges, former Illinois football star Brit Miller turned to Facebook to apologize to family, friends and fans.
“First off, I would like to apologize to my wife and children for putting them in a situation they never deserve to deal with,” Miller wrote Friday morning on the social media site. “I would also like to apologize to my parents and grandparents because they did not raise me to do such foolish things. I would also like to apologize to all who have put faith in me, who endorse me, who employed me.
“I understand if things must change after my actions Sunday night. I put myself and my family’s health in serious danger and I will treat this as a very serious matter in my life that I will change. It is too easy to have life altering events without alcohol and as of now I will always be in control of myself and my friends, so none of us will have to go through this embarrassing point in my life.
“Thank you to all of you who have reached out to lend a helping hand. It is needed and appreciated.”
Miller was scheduled to spend Sunday night signing autographs for fans and raffling off memorabilia during a Super Bowl party at The Beach House in his hometown of Decatur.
A few hours later, at 1:55 a.m. Monday, a police officer stopped a pickup truck Miller was driving at the intersection of U.S. 36 and Fairview Avenue, according to the police report.
The truck was traveling east in the westbound lanes of U.S. 36 as it approached Fairview.
Police said Miller, 27, showed signs of impairment and admitted he had been drinking.
He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of open alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, failure to wear a seat belt and driving in the wrong direction.
Miller released from the Macon County Jail after he posted bond, and is due back in court March 6.
Miller was named an All-Big Ten linebacker as a UI senior in 2008 and went on to play for the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams.