ORLANDO, Fla. (June 15, 2017) – The following includes statements from both Major League Soccer and Orlando City Soccer Club regarding the arrest of forward Cyle Larin on Thursday morning in Orlando.
Statement from Major League Soccer:
Orlando City SC forward Cyle Larin was arrested Thursday morning for DUI – unlawful blood alcohol content. He will undergo an assessment by MLS’ Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health (“SABH”) Program doctors pursuant to the SABH Policy.
Larin will not be eligible to participate in any competition or team activity, until that assessment is complete, he is cleared for participation by the SABH Program doctors, and Major League Soccer completes its investigation. Major League Soccer will remain in close communication with Orlando City SC, local law enforcement, and the MLS Players Union during this investigation.
Statement from Orlando City Soccer Club:
Orlando City SC takes great pride in the way it represents the Orlando community and expects all players, coaches and front office staff to uphold that standard at all times, both on and off the field. The Club is very disappointed in Cyle Larin’s actions that resulted in this charge and does not take this situation lightly. We are working with local authorities, Major League Soccer and Cyle to take appropriate action in line with league protocol.
Statement from Cyle Larin
I want to apologize to my family, fans, teammates, Orlando City, and Canada Soccer for putting myself in this position. I’m sorry for the disappointment this has caused everyone. I always wish to live up to the high standards set by my club, Canada, and my family. I will do everything possible to never place myself in this position again and regain everyone's trust.