Yovani Gallardo responds to drunken driving charges
BREWERS -Milwaukee Brewers Yovani Gallardo pitches this first pitch of the 2013 season as Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park on Monday April 1, 2013. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti - Journal Sentinel
MILWAUKEE - Brewers' pitcher Yovani Gallardo was taken into custody Tuesday morning after allegedly driving drunk. According to the Milwaukee Sheriff's Office, Gallardo had a .22 blood alcohol level when he was pulled over.
Gallardo responded Tuesday to the charges.
"You obviously know why I'm here," Gallardo said, according to the Journal Sentinel. "I just want to start off and (say) obviously what happened last night, I made a bad decision. I made a mistake. I made a mistake and I'm sure I lost a lot of respect from the fans.
"I just want to apologize to the fans, my teammates, my family. It's just a bad call. It's something I shouldn't have done. I regret it. But at this point there's nothing I can do about it now. It happened. I just want to apologize to the whole organization and all of the people in Milwaukee for my actions.
"It's not very easy. It's one of those things where I truly am sorry. I'm going to make sure something like this never happens again. Whatever the circumstances or consequences, whatever I have to do so this won't happen again, I'm going to do it.
"At this point, I wish I could answer questions right now but it's just one of those things where it's an ongoing process. I don't know how long it's going to take to get this cleared up, the whole situation that happened. The main thing I came out here is to apologize, especially to the people that look up to me and things like that. Obviously, it's something that I regret and I'm going to make sure it never happens again."
Lance Allan contributed to this report.