Kansas City Royals’ pitcher Danny Duffy was arrested for DUI after being found asleep at a Burger King restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas.
From the Kansas City Star:
Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was cited Sunday in Overland Park for driving under the influence, police said Tuesday.
Duffy was arrested about 8 p.m. in the parking lot of Burger King at 13640 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park police officer and spokesman Brian Payne said he could not release further details. A police report provides no other information.
“I just wanted to say that, for this situation that’s been put at hand, I apologize for the distraction, especially with where the team is at right now,” Duffy said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference at Kauffman Stadium. “Regardless of whether we’d been on a run or not, this is never a good time for this situation to come about.
“To every kid out there that looks up to me, that has read a headline, seen something, looks up to me, I’ll just continue to do great for this city. I promise you that. I think, any of you all know me, this is something that’s very difficult to go through. When everything comes out and shakes out, I’m going to be better because of it. I’m standing on a lot of people’s shoulders right now. And a lot of people have done a lot of things to help me get where I’m at.
“To those people, too, let the facts shake out, and please continue to have faith in me, because I’m better than the distraction that is at hand. And I’m going to continue do great things for this city.”
Under Major League Baseball rules, players charged with DUI can be punished by the league or by a team, but not both, and can be recommended to receive voluntary treatment.