Jhonny Peralta issues a statement on MLB suspension
Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta was suspended Monday by Major League Baseball for violations of the Joint Drug Agreement. He issued the following statement:
“In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers’ organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension.
"I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost.”
[TIGERS' STATEMENT] [MLBPA STATEMENT]