Originally written February 18, 2013 on NESN.com:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Calling his recent drunken driving arrest a “monumental mistake,” Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton fought tears as he apologized Sunday and asked for forgiveness at the start of spring training. Helton was arrested Feb. 6 on charges of DUI and careless driving. “Obviously the last place I want to be on the first day of spring training is here talking about a mistake I made,” Helton said. “Last week I got behind the wheel of my truck after I had drank. All I can do now is apologize and ask for forgiveness. I spoke to my teammates today, and they were very supportive. “I’m very grateful to my wife, my family, my teammates and the Colorado Rockies organization for their support. I am determined to learn from my mistakes, and I’ve gotten help.” Helton didn’t elaborate when asked about what kind of help he will receive. Manager Walt Weiss and several coaches watched as Helton fielded questions for nearly 10 minutes. “I think that’s important that he had an op
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