Johnny Damon apologizes after DUI arrest: 'Jail sucks'


Johnny Damon does not sound like someone who wants to be back in the clink.

The former MLB All-Star, who was arrested last week in Florida for DUI, was released from jail hours after he was arrested on Friday and admitted he could be doing a bit better when asked by reporters.

“Jail sucks,” he said, per TMZ Sports. “Handcuffs are worst…yeah, jail is horrible.”

The 47-year-old ex-Yankee and Red Sox center fielder had a blood alcohol level greater than .20 after he was pulled over in Windermere, Fla. at 8:15 a.m. Friday morning.

Damon tried explaining to reporters at the police station that he was not actually drunk behind the wheel, though, but also apologized.

“I really can’t say much because it’s an ongoing thing, but I will never put myself, or my loved ones, or anybody in harm’s way in getting behind a vehincle,” he said. “I’m always accountable for my actions and we’ll see what happens soon. I will be honest with you and always be accountable … I apologize and hopefully I can answer more questions later on.”

Damon’s wife, Michelle Mangan-Damon, was also arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.

“That’s something else I can’t talk about and she should not have been with me,” he said. “To everybody, I was at my house. So, I will answer questions later on and apologize.

Damon proceeded to hop into a pickup truck and leave the police station.

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