Todd Helton is widely regarded as the greatest Rockie of all-time, and is respected by everyone involved with the sport; however, it seems as though Helton was arrested for a DUI just this morning.
According to a report from the Denver Post today, Todd Helton was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol earlier this morning in Thorton.
The club released a statement discussing the matter.
"We were extremely disappointed to learn that Todd was arrested this morning. This type of behavior is taken very seriously by our organization.
"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.
"Todd is taking full accountability for his actions with his family, his fans and the organization. The man we have grown to know has strong values that are grounded in his family and hard work. Todd clearly understands the severity of the situation."
This is absolutely shocking to hear given the history Todd has had with the club, and the fact that he has never been involved with things like this before.
Helton is currently in the last year of his current contract with the Rockies, which many have been assuming will be his final season.
What do you think about this news?