"I made a mistake and I'm embarrassed more than I've ever been in my life," Washington said. "I was not true to my wife, after 42 years. I broke our trust. I'm here today to own that mistake and to apologize to her, and to those I disappointed, and those who have trusted in me, and I let them down."
"I was born to be a baseball player. I'm a baseball lifer," Washington said. "I look to the future and getting back into the game and continuing my career."