Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 2/6/13
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was arrested early Wednesday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol in Thornton, CO. Helton, 39, refused to give comment but did apologize when the Denver Post reached out to him. Helton did release a statement through his lawyer: “Last evening I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving to a gas station near my house. 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.” Helton is set to return to the Rockies for his final season of his contract, and most likely the last of his career. The Rockies issued a statement as well: “We were extremely disappointed to learn that Todd was arrested this morning. This type of [...]
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