Todd Helton is the first baseman for the Colorado Rockies.
He was just arrested for a DUI this morning. He looks like he was either way plastered or pretty embarrassed in his mugshot (above).
The cops said he was cooperative which we're sure made things better for everyone.
A rep for the Rockies released a statement saying:
"[He] clearly understands the seriousness of his poor decision."
Helton was once considered a baseball superstar and was a former All-Star.
"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."
He seems like a good guy who is generally sorry for his mistake.
We forgive him already!
Just don't ever do it again! Someone could have been killed.
[Image via Police Mugshot.]
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