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Todd Helton apologizes for DUI

Updated: February 17, 2013, 7:26 PM ET
Associated Press

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Calling his recent drunk driving arrest a "monumental mistake," Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton fought tears as he apologized Sunday and asked for forgiveness at the start of spring training.

Helton was arrested Feb. 6 on charges of DUI and careless driving.

"Obviously the last place I want to be on the first day of spring training is here talking about a mistake I made," Helton said. "Last week I got behind the wheel of my truck after I had drank. ...

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