Kings, Wright address DUI arrest

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, Last Updated: 12:34 AM ET

Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento Kings and Antoine Wright have issued statements following the forward's arrest Friday morning for driving under the influence.

According to KTXL-TV in Sacramento, Wright was pulled over at a gas station around 1:30 a.m. after someone had called the California Highway Patrol to alert the authorities that they were following a drunk driver on westbound Interstate 80.

The station also reported that Wright was released on $2,500 bail.

"We are extremely disappointed in the situation Antoine has created for himself and the organization," said Geoff Petrie, the team's president of basketball operations. "There certainly has been no shortage of education and/or resources made available to our players in regard to these types of dangerous behaviors. We will, however, respect his right of due process at this time."

Sacramento signed Wright as a free agent over the summer after he averaged 6.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in 67 contests for Toronto last season.

"I'm sorry for having gotten myself into this situation," Wright said. I sincerely apologize to my teammates and coaches, the Sacramento Kings organization, the Sacramento community and fans and my family."

Over the course of six seasons and 290 games with the Nets, Mavericks and Raptors, the 26-year-old Wright has averaged 5.5 points and 2.3 rebounds.

New Jersey selected Wright with the 15th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft.


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