Gabe Pruitt is apologizing for drinking and driving.
“I sincerely apologize for my actions which have caused unnecessary embarrassment to my family, my team and the Celtics organization,” Pruitt said in a statement issued by the team. “I used poor judgment and I am really disappointed in myself.”
“I understand what an extraordinary opportunity it is to play in the NBA and how fortunate I am to be a member of the Celtics,” Pruitt said in the statement. “I am sorry to my team, my family, the fans and everyone who believes in me. I made a mistake and I have learned a valuable lesson.”
I'll just say it for the record: this was obviously a very dumb thing to do. Step one to making up for it, though, is being a man and apologizing. He has done that. Next, he's got to accept his punishment, which I'm sure won't be very tough since it's a first offense and he's stepping up.
I wonder how the Celtics will punish him.