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Bobby Jenks on DUI: “I am embarrassed and apologize”

Mar 25, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT

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Red Sox right-hander Bobby Jenks issued a short written statement Sunday afternoon about his ugly Friday morning DUI arrest. Boston Herald beat writer Scott Lauber provides the text:

“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 is being charged with driving under the influence, hit and run and three counts of property damage.

He underwent multiple back surgeries this winter and is not expected to be ready for major league action until the middle of the 2012 regular season. Not that any of that stuff particularly matters right now.

  1. Jack Marshall - Mar 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Jenks’ tenure with the Red Sox has been an unequivocal disaster in every respect. No Red Sox fan wants to see him on the field in the team’s uniform at this point….he’s been lousy, injured, snake-bit, and irresponsible. The team should just release him.

    • brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Mar 25, 2012 at 7:04 PM

      You can’t release a man who says he is embarrassed AND he apologizes. Had it only been one or the other….off with his head.

  2. godcanfirealdavis - Mar 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Hire a driver u bum!

  3. tropboi11 - Mar 25, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    This guy was so wasted, he couldn’t even stop shaking when he was talking to the bouncer or the cops, he hit 3 different parked cars and was driving on the side walk, any regular person would have lost their job

  4. cur68 - Mar 25, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Bobby Jenks, WTF. Why was it that when Ozzie was this guy’s manager, this crap didn’t happen? Does Jenks need a minder, ’cause he clearly cannot be responsible for himself like a grown up?

    • Old Gator - Mar 25, 2012 at 6:04 PM

      Maybe losing the one proximate colleague who was nearly as much of an idiot as he is left him feeling exposed and vulnerable.

      • cur68 - Mar 25, 2012 at 6:13 PM

        2 negatives create a positive, eh? Ok, I can see that. But this means that Ozzie’s now exposed and alone there in Macondo with you. Not exactly a comforting thought, I bet.

      • Old Gator - Mar 25, 2012 at 11:03 PM

        Comforting? No. An embarrassment? Yes, even to Macondo, which embarrasses itself so often and so improbably that to embarrass it in return is no small achievement.

      • Old Gator - Mar 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM

        PS – until today, the Feesh had lost seven in a row and were flirting with the…ready now?…yes indeed, with the Strange Attractor.

        But with JJ on the mound they managed to handcuff the Razed and even scored a few runs.

        Now the walkin’ wounded trio of the Iron Giant, Tweeter and Dobbs need to get themselves healthy and assume the position(s). About a week and a half to go to opening day at the preposterous Macondo Banana Massacre Field.

      • cur68 - Mar 26, 2012 at 3:35 AM

        First Strange Attractor sighting of 2012! Wooooo! Hope you took the pressure washer to it good and thorough, cause your Feesh will be all over that thing.

  5. Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Mar 25, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    I really hate when someone apologizes for “being a distraction” instead of apologizing for putting other people’s lives in danger. I don’t even want to read up on it, but I hope whatever state he did this is does mandatory jail time for DUI cases.

    • zackd2 - Mar 25, 2012 at 5:52 PM

      He’s not apologizing for DUI or putting people’s lives in danger because that’s admission of guilt. The prosecutor would print that out and read it to the judge.

  6. randygnyc - Mar 25, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Jack Marshall said,
    Jenks’ tenure with the Red Sox has been an unequivocal disaster in every respect. No Red Sox fan wants to see him on the field in the team’s uniform at this point….he’s been lousy, injured, snake-bit, and irresponsible. The team should just release him.

    Don’t worry, Jenks doesn’t care about you either, as is evidenced by the conspicuous omission of any mention of the fans in his statement. Perhaps he doesn’t realize that without them, he’d just be another fat f@ck, couch potato who always finds himself with free time between burger flipping’ jobs.

    • Jack Marshall - Mar 25, 2012 at 11:22 PM

      I couldn’t care less about how much a player “cares” about me or any other fans, if he wants to win and plays like it. He apologized to the right people—his employers and his team mates, who, like him, represent the team. They’re the ones, in addition to himself, that he’s embarrassed and let down.

  7. dirtyharry1971 - Mar 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    bobby the nation forgives you, but what is very important here is that you get better soon and get back on the hill ASAP and be the redsox closer!!! better days are ahead!

    • Old Gator - Mar 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

      I guess you assume the poor bastard he maimed the other night either doesn’t live in The Nation or was the saintliest DUI hit-and-run victim on record. Go tell him that better days are ahead.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Mar 26, 2012 at 9:24 AM

        that will teach that guy for walking on the sidewalk at night time! Bobby is what matters here, end of story

  8. yardape74 - Mar 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Have another.

    • pisano - Mar 25, 2012 at 9:00 PM

      The AL east rivals can’t wait for you and that other drunken f##k Lackey to get back to knock your asses all over the ballpark.

  9. sahyder1 - Mar 26, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Hopefully this is a genuine apology because the guy has a ton of talent but alcohol keeps holding him back. Goes back to when he was coming up in the Angels system….didn’t they release him because he repeatedly had alcohol related incidents in the clubhouse?

  10. mybrunoblog - Mar 26, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Does this mean Jenks won’t be allowed to have any beers or fried chicken with the rest of the pitching staff?

  11. stex52 - Mar 26, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    I don’t know all of the details, but an apology won’t cut it. If he is a repeat offender, jail time or intensive rehab is in order (assumoing guilt). Being a celebrity does not remove the responsibilities of being a responsible citizen.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Mar 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM

      Sadly, it sometimes does.

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