Matt Harvey apologized for what transpired this weekend in his first public comments since being handed a three-game suspension by the New York Mets.
"First off, as I just did with my teammates and all the coaches, I apologized for my actions and I do apologize for my actions," Harvey said in a brief opening statement. "Obviously I'm extremely embarrassed by my actions."
Harvey didn't show for Saturday's game after saying he was suffering from a migraine. When he arrived at the stadium Sunday for what would have been his turn in the rotation, Harvey was told he was suspended by the club for three games.
"Yes I was out on Friday night, past curfew. I did play golf Saturday morning and I put myself in a bad place to be ready to show up for a ballgame," Harvey said. "It is my responsibility and I take full blame for that."
He is expected to return to the rotation for Friday's game at Milwaukee.