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|Posted: Thu May 11th, 2017 12:30 am||
|Matt Harvey's late night Friday could have been the result of a bad breakup.
Harvey returned to the New York Mets on Tuesday following a team-issued three-game suspension after he failed to show up to the ballpark Saturday. The right-hander apologized to his teammates, the organization, and Mets fans during a press conference and claimed he was embarrassed by his actions.
The 28-year-old admitted to being out past curfew Friday, and to golfing Saturday morning before suffering a migraine that kept him from going to the field that afternoon. The New York Daily News reported, however, that Harvey was upset and stayed out that night because his casual girlfriend, model Adriana Lima, was spotted with her ex-boyfriend, New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, early last week while Harvey and the Mets were in Atlanta.
"It's completely my fault," Harvey said during a press conference, though he did not mention any personal issues. "I'm extremely embarrassed by my actions."
He added: "There are things I have realized in the last couple days I need to be doing or should not be doing. One of those things I should be doing is putting myself in a better place to perform physically and be accountable for my work, and that’s something I’m committing to. I made a mistake. I apologized and all I can do is continue to work to be better and make sure it doesn’t happen again."
Harvey and Lima had reportedly been casually dating for a couple months.
Mets manager Terry Collins said he and the club are supportive of Harvey and hope they can move past the incident.
"Matt has got a pretty good support group," Collins said. "There's a lot of people out there that are willing to help and I think he’s going to use them. I don't think he has to do it by himself anymore."