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Wladimir Balentien: Not good feeling

Updated: January 29, 2014, 10:26 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Yakult Swallows slugger Wladimir Balentien apologized to his fans Wednesday, several days after pleading not guilty to domestic violence charges in Florida.

As is the custom in Japan, Balentien bowed deeply and then apologized to his fans and teammates for the actions that led to his arrest on Jan. 13.

"I want to apologize to my fans, the Swallows' organization and my teammates for all the things that have gone on," Balentien said at a news conference. "I'm glad I arrived ...

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