Longtime Colorado Rockies slugger Todd Helton is entering his retirement season and things are already off to a poor start. Helton was arrested at 2:30 this morning in a Denver suburb and charged with drunk driving and careless driving. Police haven’t released his blood alcohol level yet. While this isn’t a good thing I’ve got to give Helton credit for stepping right up and owning up to his actions.
“Last evening I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving to a gas station near my house,” Helton said in a statement released 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.
“I sincerely ask my family, the Colorado Rockies organization, Major League Baseball and the community to accept my apology. I make no excuses and accept full responsibility for my actions. I humbly ask your forgiveness.” (ESPN)
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