Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 2/6/13
Rockies 39-year old first baseman Todd Helton was arrested Wednesday morning in Thornton, Colorado for driving under the influence of alcohol. And while being booked at the Thornton Police Department, he became responsible for one of the better mugshots you’ll see from an athlete (or non-athlete for that matter). Disappointed?  Asleep?  Hammered beyond belief?  .  At least fix your collar, pal. Helton was pulled over at 2:39 a.m. near his home.  Through his attorney, he released the following statement: “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 in the last year of his contract after spending all 15 years of his Major League career with the Rockies. Via the Denver Post
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