"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," he said. "Obviously, I am extremely embarrassed for my actions and I apologized to my teammates, to the Mets organization, to the Wilpons and all the way down to the Mets fans for doing what I did." You can see the full apology below.
Matt Harvey's opening statement and apology pic.twitter.com/bGIaceckpi
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He confirmed reports that he was out partying at 1OAK til 4 a.m. in the morning on Cinco de Mayo, then headed to the golf course Saturday morning before not showing up to Citi Field later that day for a Mets game. He blamed it on a "migraine" at the time. "Yes, I was out on Friday night past curfew," he said. "I did play golf Saturday morning and I put myself in a bad place to be ready for showing up to a ballgame and that is my responsibility. I take full blame for that."
"I am doing everything in my power to make sure that doesn't happen again," he added. "Like I said, I'm extremely embarrassed for my actions, and I'm looking forward to getting things back on track and am doing everything I can to help this team win and help this organization moving forward, and they all have my word on that one."
When asked what Saturdays are for, Matt Harvey quietly replied with “The boys. And the Hamptons, too" pic.twitter.com/ZEQLozUVws
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Harvey was later asked whether he was still planning on filing a grievance against the team, as was reported earlier this week: "I've been more embarrassed about my actions and thinking about the team more than anything," Harvey said. "Filing anything, I have not done. Whether or not it happens down the road isn't on my mind."
Harvey was seen earlier in the day penitently carrying a "sad snack" contained in a Ziploc container—both the Daily News and NY Post were on it, in case you missed that riveting turn in the Harvey saga.