According to ESPN on Feb. 17, an emotional Todd Helton apologizes to the Colorado Rockies following his disappointing DUI arrest. The first baseman asked his team to forgive him as spring training begins.
Helton said that the last thing he wanted to do heading into the 2012 MLB season was standing in front of a podium apologizing for a mistake he made. He then admitted to driving his truck after he drank and acknowledged that he made a huge mistake. He then finished up by asking for forgiveness before saying that his teammates were very supportive.
Colorado Rockies' manager Walt Weiss also took the microphone and talked about the incident and mentioned that Helton had done a lot of good over his life, which makes it easier for the community to eventually forgive his mishap. He mentioned that the fact that Helton stepped forward and faced the music, and admitted his errors, will help him move on from this.
Todd Helton was arrested at 2:30 a.m. MST on Feb. 6, charged with DUI and careless driving. His court date is in May and it is unclear if the player will have to enter meetings or begin a rehab program based on MLB and Rockies team requirements.
When Todd Helton apologizes for his actions, does that make you more likely to forgive and forget in this case?