Erin Henderson addressed reporters in the locker room Wednesday and apologized after being arrested for probable cause DWI and possession of a controlled substance in Eden Prairie on Nov. 19.

"I apologize to my teammates and the organization for this situation coming and arising," he said. "But now it's here and it's something we have to deal with. I'm sorry if I brought any embarrassment to this team or this organization. I didn't want to be a distraction."
Henderson missed three days of practice and Sunday's game at Green Bay because of what the team described as a personal issue.
Henderson said his personal issues were not related to his arrest, but he indicated that he's taking steps to make changes in his life. He declined to give specifics.

"I have been given the tools and the resources by the organization and the sources to help me along and further myself in this process and continue to become the person that I know I can be going forward," he said.

Henderson described his situation as "eye-opening."

“It was a wake-up call for me and, honestly, it may be something that I needed in the long run," he said. "Something I think will help me progress and become the person I’m capable of being and the man that I want to be. It was a tough situation having to sit at home and watch your teammates and watch your guys go out there to battle."

Henderson said his absence Sunday was a "mutual thing" between himself and the organization.