Long time Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol Wednesday, the team announced. The incident occurred in Thornton, Colo.
The team released a statement along with the announcement of his arrest.
“We were extremely disappointed to learn that Todd was arrested this morning. This type of behavior is taken very seriously by our organization. We know that he clearly understands the seriousness of his poor decision, the harm that could have been inflicted on others and the embarrassment his mistake has caused to himself, his family, the Colorado Rockies organization and to Major League Baseball,” the statement read. “Todd is taking full accountability for his actions with his family, his fans and the organization. The man we have grown to know has strong values that are grounded in his family and hard work. Todd clearly understands the severity of the situation.”
Helton himself expressed remorse for his actions, issuing a public apology through the team.
“I am very sorry and embarrassed by my actions. I hold myself to a high standard and take my responsibility as a public figure very seriously. My entire career I have worked to set a positive example for my family and in our community, and I fell far short of this standard,” Helton said. “I humbly ask your forgiveness”
Posted: February 06, 2013 at 04:10 PM | 116 comment(s)
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