Lewis apologizes for arrest

"It was never my intention to cause any public alarm or damage any property," Dion Lewis said. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

Eagles running back Dion Lewis has issued an apology "to my family, the Albany community, the Eagles organization and fans and to the NFL" for his arrest this weekend for pulling a fire alarm at an Albany, N.Y. hotel.

Lewis and his brother, Lamar, pulled a fire alarm around 4 a.m. Saturday at an Albany Hampton Inn when they found themselves locked outside and couldn't get back in. They banged on the doors and then pulled the alarm, police told the Albany Times-Union. The two were intoxicated, according to police.

They were charged with falsely reporting a fire and misdemeanor reckless endangerment, according to the paper. Falsely reporting a fire is a felony. Lewis, 21, was released after his arraignment.

"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," Lewis said in a release issued by the Eagles Monday afternoon. "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."

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