Suspended Gold Coast defender Jarrod Harbrow has apologised to the Suns, their supporters and also his family after he was charged with drink driving on Monday morning.
Harbrow was charged for registering a blood alcohol level of 0.108 after drinking at his home on Sunday night.
The Gold Coast defender told media on Tuesday afternoon, and said he was "embarrassed and ashamed" about what transpired.
"This isn't acceptable and it was a really poor judgement I made," Harbrow said.
"It was a fair bit (to drink). I had no idea at the time or I wouldn't have jumped in the car."
Harbrow said this wake up call could see him cut alcohol out of his life altogether.
"I'll definitely be sensible, steer clear of it I think. It has to be done," Harbrow said.
"I'm incredibly embarrassed and ashamed of my actions and I want to apologise to the football club, the supporters and my family and teammates for letting them down."
"I was at home in my loungeroom having a few drinks and did step over the mark and have too many.
"I went about my normal day on Monday morning, my alarm went off at seven, and I jumped in the car and got pulled over."
Harbrow has been suspended from the club for Saturday's match against Hawthorn at the MCG, and the Suns are still likely to hand the 28-year-old further punishment.