Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 2/6/13

TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 22: Todd Helton of the Colorado Rockies poses during photo day at the Rockies spring training complex on February 22, 2009 in Tuscon, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DUI’s are not funny and should be handled harshly, but I am supremely puzzled by what Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was thinking when this photo was snapped. The 39-year-old Helton was arrested for DUI early Wednesday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving in Denver. Helton released a statement through his lawyer per the Denver Post. “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.” The mug shot though Todd, the mug shot.  
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