Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham issued an apology for his DUI charge in a statement issued by the team on Friday, marking his first comments since being arrested in June.

Abraham said he's addressing his issues.

"First, I want to apologize to my family and friends, the Cardinals organization, my teammates and the fans for letting them down," he said in the 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."

Abraham has not reported to the Cardinals' training camp. Friday marked his sixth missed practice. Arizona coach Bruce Arians said the Pro Bowl linebacker, who is the NFL's active sack leader with 133.5, will report in five to six days.