Denver: ‘Melo apologizes for arrest |

Denver: ‘Melo apologizes for arrest

Pat Graham
Associated Press
Vail, CO Colorado
David Zalubowski/APDenver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony held a press conferenceTuesday to apologize to his fans and teammates for being pulled over Monday for suspicion of driving under the influence.

DENVER, Colorado ” NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony has apologized for his arrest Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Denver Nuggets forward spoke for about two minutes at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday, reading from a prepared statement but also talking off-the-cuff. Teammate Allen Iverson stood off to the side as Anthony spoke.

Police say Anthony was pulled over for weaving and failing to dim his lights at about 4 a.m. Monday on Interstate 25. He was alone in the car.

His arrest came hours after his worst game of the season, when he scored 11 points in a 111-94 victory over Houston on Sunday night.

“I want to apologize to my family, fans and the Denver Nuggets organization for my actions early Monday morning. As a leader, I know they expect a lot from me and I regret putting myself in this situation. I also want to apologize to my teammates for the distraction this has caused.

“Right now, I need to focus on my family and on basketball as my priorities.

“I want to thank everyone who has continued to support me during this difficult time.

“My attorneys have asked that I not comment further; however, I will continue to cooperate with all parties involved.”

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