Texas wide receiver Mike Davis’ low hit on Iowa State’s Deon Broomfield last week didn’t sit well with many.
But it was what Davis said afterward that raised eyebrows.
“If we have another run/pass situation like that, I’ll do the same thing,” Davis said. “I mean, if the DB’s loafing, he deserves to get cut.”
On Tuesday, Davis apologized for his comments in a statement.
“I would like to issue a full apology for not only the play that occurred with Deon Broomfield of Iowa State, but everything that has surrounded this issue,” Davis said. “My comments yesterday were not intended to indicate that I would ever do anything illegal or malicious, and I would never have any intent of hurting anyone or doing anything else outside of the rules.”
“I would like to provide a full retraction of anything I said that wasn’t apologetic for the play last Thursday, and that I completely understand and accept the reprimand issued by the Big 12. I will do everything that I can to learn from all aspects of this situation and nothing like this will ever happen again”
“Most of all, I would like to apologize to Deon. He’s a great player, and I would like to make sure he knows that my intent was never to hurt him, and that I am not that kind of a player. Again, I am sorry for what happened on the field and everything that has happened around that. Also, I would like to apologize to Commissioner Bowlsby and the Big 12.
Davis was issued a public reprimand from Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby on Saturday, but will not face suspension for the hit.