Dante Fowler has issued an apology for a recent controversy. The NFL player was involved in a brawl between the mother of his child and another woman, reports Larry Brown Sports. The incident happened earlier this month on Feb. 1 according to TMZ report.
“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,” the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end said in an official statement.
Fowler issued the statement via ESPN’s Michael DiRocco.
Statement from Jaguars DE Dante Fowler in regards to TMZ video showing two women fighting in front of Fowler: "I… https://t.co/PUHx3M4yVa
— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) February 23, 2016
The alleged fight happened at an apartment complex in Florida. The video that has emerged showed Fowler acting as the referee of the fight.
In the video, the 21-year-old is seen getting between the two women. He signalled them to fight and then backed off. Only when he felt that the fight went out of hand that he intervened. He then pulled off the alleged “baby mama” and left off with the woman he arrived with.
(Video courtesy: YouTube/TMZ Sports)
According to police, no cases have been officially filed.
However, an NFL official told TMZ that the league is investigating the case and the “disturbing images” that were since published and circulated.
The Jaguars released a statement stating that Fowler informed them about the incident.
“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.”
Fowler missed his entire rookie year last year after he tore his torn anterior cruciate ligament during the preseason. And his NFL debut could be delayed further if the league decides to suspend him following the incident.