“I feel awful about the distraction that this incident has caused our organization and team,” Altman told reporters.
He also said he’d expressed similar sentiments to those involved with the team.
“Those conversations remain internal and personal and this one was the same,” he said. “I am not going to go into specifics or details regarding the incident.”
Altman was pulled over by Ohio State Highway Patrol just after 9 p.m. on Sept. 15 on Cleveland’s Shoreway. Trooper footage obtained by the FOX 8 I-Team shows Altman did attempt to talk his way out of the arrest.
OSHP reported Altman would not take a breathalyzer test during the traffic stop and that he was charged with operating a vehicle impaired and a marked lanes violation.
Altman has since pleaded not guilty in the incident.
Monday, the executive also went on to talk about the disappointment of last season, not making it further along into the playoffs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ season begins Oct. 25, with their first home game taking place Oct. 27 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.