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Todd Helton's mug shot every bit as brutal as bust for DUI

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Big photo below.
Todd Helton has been a mainstay for the Colorado Rockies for a long, long time, holding steady while other teammates screwed up on the diamond and off. Which means it's about time for him to have a gaffe of his own.

Like, for instance, a DUI arrest this morning, which generated an ultra-embarrassing mug shot and a major Helton mea culpa.

Before his booking photo, the most recent candid of Helton to make the rounds was one purporting to show him and buddy/former University of Tennessee teammate Peyton Manning after having gone duck hunting.

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We saw this image on a 7News page a week or two ago, but it's since vanished from the site, suggesting that it might not be the real deal. However, there's no doubt about the authenticity of the following image:

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Todd Helton.
What happened? According to 9News, a witness called the cops in Thornton after seeing a black Ford F-150 truck driving erratically as it headed south on Colorado Boulevard. Cops pulled the driver over at a Conoco gas station on the 12000 block of Colorado, and lo and behold, he turned out to be Helton, who was busted on suspicion of driving under the influence, then processed and released into the custody of what's described as a "responsible party."

Suggesting that Helton himself wasn't all that responsible at the time.

Here's the Colorado Rockies' statement about the arrest....

"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."

...and here's a statement Helton posted on his Facebook page a few minutes ago:
"Last evening I exercised poor judgment and was charged with drinking and driving after driving to a gas station near my house. 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.

I sincerely ask my family, the Colorado Rockies Organization, Major League Baseball and the community to accept my apology. I make no excuses and accept full responsibility for my actions. I humbly ask your forgiveness."

Thus far, Helton's Facebook friends are responding sympathetically. Here's one example:
Todd if you were to read this, I would like to say, you've demonstrated over the course of your career the standard of excellence in how you approach baseball. Take that same approach to this situation. You are still the same man I have followed and appreciated over the years, now continue to be strong and don't look back. You have a great life that still lies ahead of you, so leave the things that are behind and stretch towards the things that lie ahead.
In the meantime, though, there's plenty of embarrassment ahead for Helton -- as well as the knowledge that the mug shot above will linger online far longer than the buzz that led to it.

More from our Denver Blogs archive: "Todd Helton: Should the Colorado Rockies bench him?"


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42 comments
radloff.ryan
radloff.ryan

yea this is bad, i found his mugshot also at www.mugmatchapp.com found it pretty funny

Armando Provencio
Armando Provencio

It's so sad. He can go to his one bedroom apartment and drink Koolaid.

Pam Miller Zulauf
Pam Miller Zulauf

I hate this photo of Todd Helton!! He's given us so much, give the guy a break!!!!!

Stefan Baros
Stefan Baros

Needs to start growing that goatee back first of all hahahaha

Brad Aerts
Brad Aerts

I think it's media that runs him through the gutter .. Any NORMAL person would know nobody's perfect

Johnny Zevahc
Johnny Zevahc

If he purchased a lotto ticket and won,he'd totally redeem himself!!

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

I would trust Todd Helton to drive asleep! He is a junior chuck norris!! WE LOVE YOU TODD!!!!!

maxplanck0
maxplanck0

A reminder that we all - particularly overly elevated sports leviathans - have feet of clay.  

Mike James
Mike James

What the hell was he doing in Thornton! He should of stayed home and smoked a fatty instead.

Veronica Crowell
Veronica Crowell

What a shame. I knew he should have retired last year. Now he has this blemish on his image to deal with.

ecurmudgeon
ecurmudgeon

I would have been more impressed if Helton went full Prater and had a Shotgun's stripper in the passenger seat.

Alec Revelle
Alec Revelle

your a real class act Deborah...I dont blame him for being a drunk when he was married to you as it is clear you are a vengeful, spiteful bit$h...to post on this thread about your ex just because his last name also happens to be Helton? You have some serious issues...

Alec Revelle
Alec Revelle

whoa...he does look severly fuc%$ed up here...

Deborah Watts
Deborah Watts

Check out Jesse Helton's! They surely are related or DRINK THE SAME POISON!

Deborah Watts
Deborah Watts

Must be in the Helton genes! My X-Helton was just arrested AGAIN! He was on his 6 or 7 th DUI or worse in 1999! HE DRIVES A DUMP TRUCK AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT DRUNK! His BRO BOSS JASON HELTON..gets him drunk then gives him the keys to dump trucks with inadequate breaks, DRUNK AND SUSPENDED LICENSE! PROVEN by me!

Alison Paschall
Alison Paschall

I'm sure it's hard to stay sober knowing you'll be a lifetime Colorado Rockies player....

Jota Te Dinero
Jota Te Dinero

The cops are assholes because how many of us would get "released to a responsible party" and not thrown in jail? Just because he is a baseball player doesn't mean he shouldn't be treated like everyone else.

Brandy Scott
Brandy Scott

@James Koopman- exactly how are the cops assholes? They arrested someone who was, clearly by this pic, very drunk and shouldnt have been driving- pretty sure they did us all a favor, so not sure how you came to that conclusion? idiot

Bob Pearce
Bob Pearce

Did they fill him full of air before taking this?

Lucas DeGraw
Lucas DeGraw

did you guys actually read the page? it is a statement from him to the news. stop bitching ladies.

Jennifer Redbone
Jennifer Redbone

"..and here's a statement Helton posted on his Facebook page a few minutes ago"....... That's not even his Facebook page; it states clearly in a status that was posted that it's a Fan page. Get your "facts" right.

Jennifer Redbone
Jennifer Redbone

"..and here's a statement Helton posted on his Facebook page a few minutes ago"....... That's not even his Facebook page; it states clearly in a status that was posted that it's a Fan page. Get your "facts" right.

Matt Craine
Matt Craine

Umm....that's not Todd Helton's Facebook page. It's a fan page. Get your story straight.

Matt Craine
Matt Craine

Umm....that's not Todd Helton's Facebook page. It's a fan page. Get your story straight.

Ric Gonzalez
Ric Gonzalez

Anything to get out of spring training lol

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

My 2007 D.U.I. mugshot looks much hotter .

I use it as a profile pix in several LOSER dating sites ...

latoncoms
latoncoms

@Jota Te Dinero  Actually if you are cooperative with the police, Thornton will release anyone to a responsible party. They only keep you if you have no one to call or you are an A-Hole.  Not all departments follow this, but Thornton does.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Juan_Leg That's one way of making lemonade out of lemons, Juan. Thanks for the post.

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