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2/6/2013 2:26 P.M. ET

Club statement regarding Todd Helton arrest

The following statement from the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club is in response to the arrest of Todd Helton for driving under the influence of alcohol in Thornton, Colorado.

We were extremely disappointed to learn that Todd was arrested this morning. This type of behavior is taken very seriously by our organization. We know that he clearly understands the seriousness of his poor decision, the harm that could have been inflicted on others and the embarrassment his mistake has caused to himself, his family, the Colorado Rockies organization and to Major League Baseball.

Todd is taking full accountability for his actions with his family, his fans and the organization.  The man we have grown to know has strong values that are grounded in his family and hard work. Todd clearly understands the severity of the situation.

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