‘Embarrassed’ New York Mets Ace Admits He Was Out ‘Past Curfew’ On Cinco De Mayo
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey admitted that he was out past the team curfew partying on Cinco de Mayo, contributing to his failure to show up for a game against the Miami Marlins the following day.
“It’s completely my fault,” Harvey said during a press conference at Citi Field on Tuesday. “I’m extremely embarrassed by my actions.”
Previously Harvey and his reps claimed that he went to play golf, developed a migraine headache and decided it was best for him to stay home rather than join the team in the dugout for the May 5 game in which he wasn’t pitching. Harvey was suspended for three days after failing to show, but finally admitted the real reason for his shortcomings during a press conference on Tuesday. (RELATED: Matt Harvey Suspended After Taking Cinco De Mayo Festivities Too Far)
“I apologized for my actions and I do apologize for my actions,” Harvey continued. “I am extremely embarrassed. Yes, I was out on Friday night on past curfew. I did play golf Saturday morning, and put myself in a bad place for showing up to a ballgame that is my responsibility.”
“I understand everybody’s anger and the organization did what they did and it’s me who needs to fix it and make sure it never happens again,” he added.
Harvey was notified of his three-day suspension when he arrived at Citi Field on Sunday before another game against the Marlins that he was supposed to start in. He is now expected to return to play on Friday against Milwaukee.