February 6, 2013
Rockies Star Busted for DUI
Just last month, Todd Helton opted to push retirement back for at least another year and return to the Colorado Rockies. Completely unrelated, but I couldn't come up with a better way to segue into this...the star first baseman was arrested early Wednesday morning in suburban Denver (Thornton to be specific), and busted for driving under the influence of alcohol.
"Last evening I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving to a gas station near my house," Helton said (through his lawyer) upon his release Wednesday afternoon. "I am very sorry and embarrassed by my actions. I hold myself to a high standard and take my responsibility as a public figure very seriously. My entire career I have worked to set a positive example for my family and in our community and I fell far short of this standard."
Alright, all that aside...check out dude's sweet mugshot.
If you showed me that picture, not only would I not recognize Helton, but my guess would be that he was the dude selling gas at 2:39 in the morning...not a five-time All-Star getting ready to hit spring training next month.