J'Marcus Webb may have more reliable personal protection around him than he has provided physical cover for Bears quarterback Jay Cutler over the past three seasons.
In his first interview since being arrested last Sunday night for possessing less than 2.5 grams of marijuana after police pulled him over for speeding, Webb told the Tribune on Friday that he is contrite and plans to be more attentive to the counsel of his older cousin, former NFL great Richmond Webb.
"I plan to see (Richmond) and stay in contact more often," he said.
The charges Webb incurred in downstate Pulaski County were dismissed, but he realizes the negative hit his reputation took because of his misdeeds.
"I sincerely apologize for my selfishness and my action," said Webb, who added that he has been in contact with the Bears since the incident.
Here's hoping the 6-foot-6, 325-pound Richmond and the 6-7, 333-pound J'Marcus will be able to connect eye-to-eye.
"I do have a great team (of supporters) and they keep me protected and they keep me grounded," Webb said. "I really thank them a lot — from Richmond to Father (Rev. Michael) Pfleger to (agents) Kendall and Walt (Cooper). I am just looking forward to making sure my future is bright."
Richmond Webb was a seven-time Pro Bowl tackle with the Dolphins and Bengals who was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the '90s.
"I'm here if he needs to talk about something or if he wants to brainstorm a situation, just based on my past experience playing in the NFL and how to deal with different situations," said Richmond, now in business in Houston. "That's what I can offer him."
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