Sunday, October 19, 2008

Joba Sorry For Getting Popped For A DUI

As report yesterday on the blog, Yankee stud Joba Chamberlain was stopped in Nebraska for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Today, he apologized for his actions.

New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain apologized for "an error in judgment" on Sunday.

He was arrested early Saturday in Nebraska on suspicion of driving under the influence, speeding and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.

"I want to apologize to the New York Yankees and the fans for an error in judgment and for putting myself in a difficult situation," Chamberlain said in a statement released by his agent, Randy Hendricks. "I intend to properly resolve this situation, and do not intend to be in such a situation again. My goal is to focus on pitching for the Yankees in the 2009 season."

Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner said the team would give Chamberlain that chance to make good.

"If he needs help, we'll certainly give it to him," Steinbrenner told the New York Daily News.

"It happens," he said. "Everybody deserves a second chance -- or even a third chance."

"He's 23 years old. He's just very lucky that nothing more serious happened," said Steinbrenner. "We're talking about a really good kid here, and that's what counts."

Let's hope it doesn't happen again with Joba. He should thank the Gods above that he's got a golden arm, or he might find himself unemployed.

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