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Rockies owner Charlie Monfort was arrested for DUI

Nov 6, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

Charlie Monfort AP

Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence late Monday night. It happened about an hour north of Denver. There are no details about the circumstances of his arrest yet. But both he and his brother, Rockies co-owner Dick Monfort, have issued statements. Here’s Charlie:

“I’m extremely disappointed in myself for the decision I made to drink and drive and the potential risk I caused to other innocent people. I do understand the seriousness of my behavior and the issues that I am facing and I’m committed to do what’s necessary to deal with my problem.”

And Dick:

“As troubling and intolerable as these actions are, I can tell you that I’m focused on helping Charlie get the resources he needs to overcome this problem.”

This was not Charlie’s first arrest for DUI. He was charged with DUI in 1999, but he ended up pleading it down to a lesser charge.  And this is not his first recent incident in which alcohol may have been a factor: n September, Monfort got into a dispute in the clubhouse at Coors Field with Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla, who reported there was alcohol on Monfort’s breath. Kiszla’s story is here.

Charlie Monfort has been phased out of day-to-day operations for the Rockies for a couple of years. There is probably a good reason for that.

  1. Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Nov 6, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    >> Insert Todd Helton joke here <<

    • sportsdrenched - Nov 6, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      add Broncos Player Personel Exectuives to that joke too. Do they not have cabs in Denver?

      • asimonetti88 - Nov 6, 2013 at 3:58 PM

        Now that weed is legal, they just fly.

        Eh, that was weak.

  2. ironhorseblues - Nov 6, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    @chip Carey’s eyebrows yeah cause alcoholism is such a great source for humor.

    • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Nov 6, 2013 at 12:53 PM

      Perhaps your handle should be “highhorseblues” instead.

    • bigmeechy74 - Nov 6, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      damn man i hope you are ok. dumb jokes on the internet are really serious. His comment is definitely detrimental to society and this is a touchy situation. lol get over yourself

  3. cur68 - Nov 6, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Way to lead from the front there, Charlie.

  4. kander013 - Nov 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    If you have enough money to own a MLB team, hire a driver-at least call a cab. No excuses.

  5. jarts98 - Nov 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Rocky mountain high, huh?

  6. proudlycanadian - Nov 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    At least he did not smoke crack while drunk.

    • missthemexpos - Nov 6, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      Hey PC, does the Mayor of Hogtown get re-elected next fall if he decides to run?

      • proudlycanadian - Nov 6, 2013 at 1:59 PM

        No! There is also more dirt to be released.

  7. dashman33 - Nov 6, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Was he hanging out with Denny Neagle?

  8. historiophiliac - Nov 6, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    No mug shot? 😦

    • yahmule - Nov 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      Here you go.

      He sure looks like a guy who’s “committed to do what’s necessary to deal with (his) problem,” doesn’t he?

      • mogogo1 - Nov 6, 2013 at 3:33 PM

        He’s lucky they didn’t also press charges for his lousy mustache.

      • jwbiii - Nov 6, 2013 at 4:31 PM

        It looks better than Anna Benson’s.

  9. cheapglazers - Nov 6, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    That’s odd? He didn’t bribe the officer?

  10. peddealer - Nov 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Too bad Craig Calcaterra is absolute garbage as a journalist.

    What idiot felt that you are a qualified person to blog interesting information to the mass public.

  11. coloradostupid - Nov 8, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Success or failure of an organization begins at the top. The Monforts never stop proving it. The 2007 Rockies succeeded in spite of them.

  12. provguard - Nov 9, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    This guy can’t afford a limo???? Or was he out hawking for privacy….

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