Nationals' Wang apologizes for affair
Washington Nationals pitcher Chien-ming Wang has admitted having an affair with a woman in Florida two years ago, publicly apologizing to his family.
The 32-year-old right-hander told Taiwanese media during a news conference Monday at the Nationals' training facility in Viera, Florida, that he regretted the damage the affair has caused to his family. Wang has been married since 2003 and has a 3-year-old son.
"Two years ago I made a very serious mistake. I will not and cannot excuse myself for this mistake. To my family and friends who love and support me, I will not even dare to ask for your forgiveness but I want to express my most deep apology," Wang said in comments translated to English. "I didn't want to hurt this woman, but after weighing the situation, I decided it is even more important not to hurt my family. That is why I decided to come forward today and face my own mistake.
"Because of my lack of will, I have hurt my wife, my family and this woman. There are no words to describe how deeply sorry I am to have hurt you all."
Wang starred for the New York Yankees for three years before injuring his foot during the 2008 season. The Nationals signed him to a contract in 2010, but injuries kept him out of action until the middle of last year.