- Associated Press - Sunday, March 25, 2012

BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox pitcher Bobby Jenks has apologized for “distractions” caused by his arrest in Florida on charges of driving under the influence.

In a statement Sunday, he said he is embarrassed and apologized to his teammates and the Red Sox for distractions he said he may have caused.

Jenks said he will not comment further.

He was arrested Friday after a sheriff’s deputy saw his SUV driving erratically in Fort Myers, Fla. Jenks was released on bail.

An arrest report says Jenks told the deputy he took “too many muscle relaxers.” The deputy said Jenks was shaking uncontrollably and had a difficult time speaking.

The report says Jenks also told the deputy he hit another car at a strip club. The deputy found some damage on his bumper.

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