BOSTON (CBS) – Bobby Jenks is “embarrassed” about his recent arrest for DUI, the Red Sox pitcher said in a statement released through the team Sunday.

“I am embarrassed by the situation and apologize to my teammates and to the Red Sox organization for any distractions I may have caused. I still need to let the legal process run its course and until it does, I will not be able to make any further comment.”

Jenks was arrested early Friday morning in Florida for DUI. He told police he took “too many muscle relaxers,” according to the police report.

He was charged with driving under the influence, damaging property and leaving the scene of a crash. He is due back in court on April 9.

Jenks pitched in just 19 games for the Red Sox last year, posting a career worsts in ERA (6.32) and WHIP (2.234).

Comments (4)
  1. karen in rsn says:

    you should be embarassed! you have some issues you need to deal with before you even think about playing baseball young man. do yourself a favor and exorcise your demons first. deal with the legal matter at hand. get your head straight so you can look yourself in the mirror and say i am a good grandma, who lived to 97, used to say “health is wealth.” think about that, and not the bad headlines that may be down the road if you don’t get it together now.

  2. Jeff says:

    The man apologized in this article. Your scathing post was not even in the least warranted. You really need to step down off of your high horse and step back into your glass house because you casting stones at another is clearly a dangerous thing.

  3. kdub61 says:

    Bobby Jenks is a good guy who sometimes does dumb things. That happens to addicts from time to time. I just hope he can get some help and put this all behind him. I always liked Jenks with Chicago, so I’m hoping he is able to deal with his demons and is able to regain his former dominance so we can see him helping the BoSox win games soon. Nothing but best wishes for Booby Jenks.

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