Following an incident in which Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Dante Fowler was seen on video refereeing a crazy brawl between his baby momma and another woman, the former No. 3 overall pick addressed the situation, offering up his apology.
According to TMZ Sports, here’s the full statement from Fowler:
“I am embarrassed and have apologized for my actions to everyone involved.”
“As a family, we have been dealing with this moment and the conflict that led to it since this occurred.”
“The video surfacing is a sad reminder that emotions got the best of all of us. I take 100 percent responsibility for everything that happened.”
Saying he’s “embarrassed” and that he takes “100 percent responsibility” is a good sign, but Fowler might still expect to get a call from Roger Goodell, because this type of stuff just can’t happen to NFL players.
And while the defender did apologize for his actions, the Jags released a statement, too, via TMZ Sports:
“Dante brought the incident to our attention prior to the video being released and was embarrassed and remorseful.”
“Violence of this type against others is unacceptable in our society and to our organization. We will continue to look into the incident while offering resources and providing support to Dante and his family to help them through this private matter.”
Sounds like the team is supportive of the 21-year-old, so we’ll see if anything else develops in the days to follow.