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Former Braves GM Coppolella apologizes for rule violations

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In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella speaks during a news conference at Turner Field in Atlanta. The former Braves general manager apologized Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, for rules violations that led to him being banned from baseball for life, saying he's "disgraced and humbled" by his actions(Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Banned from baseball for life, former Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella apologized Tuesday for rules violations that led to major sanctions against the team and “cost me my dream job and my future in the game that I love.”