• Rockies' Helton 'embarrassed' after DUI arrest

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Feb 7, 2013
    In a statement released by the Rockies, Helton said he's embarrassed and apologized to his family, the team and the community. Both the club and Helton released statements, with the Rockies saying: In yet another case where a professional athlete should have just called a cab: Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was arrested for DUI early Wednesday morning in Thornton, Colo. We already watched Helton enter the Horrible Mugshot Hall of Fame and today comes this unfortunate wrinkle to the story: Helton had driven to a gas station to buy ... wait for it ... lottery tickets. According to officer Matt Barnes, public information officer for the Thornton Police Department, Helton's blood alcohol was tested. "We know that he clearly understands the seriousness of his poor decision, the harm that could have been inflicted on others and the embarrassment his mistake has caused to himself, his family, the Colorado Rockies organization and to Major League Baseball. Afterward, the smooth-fielding first baseman known as much for his glove work as for his big bat considered retiring but decided last month to return for the final season of his contract.
    • Witness: Rockies' Helton swerved into median

      A police report says Rockies first baseman Todd Helton told an officer he had red wine hours before he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Todd Helton Reportedly Got His DUI While On A Drunken Lotto Ticket Run

      Yesterday, we learned about Rockies first baseman Todd Helton's DUI arrest and were treated to his I-am-too-drunk-for-pictures-right-now mugshot, but specific details were sparse. We knew that Helton was arrested a few blocks from his house at 2:39 a.m.…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Todd Helton Got A DUI This Morning And Posed For An Unfortunate Mugshot

      Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was arrested early this morning for driving under the influence of alcohol in Thornton, Colo. According to police, Helton was pulled over a few blocks away from his home at 2:39 a.m. Helton just released a stat…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Helton busted for DUI, 'humbly' asks forgiveness

      DENVER (AP) -- Five-time All-Star Todd Helton has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.
      Source: CNNSI.com
  • Todd Helton: The $160 million baseball star who got a DUI going to buy lottery tickets

    When you think of Todd Helton, you think of a baseball veteran who has, thus far, played his entire career with one team, the Colorado Rockies. You think of him chasing a .400 batting average some years ago. You don't think punchlines. Wednesday's early…
    Source: yahoo.com

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