Notre Dame’s Jerry Tillery apologizes for actions vs. USC
Notre Dame defensive lineman Jerry Tillery issued an apology for his actions in Saturday's loss at USC where he appeared to nudge one injured USC player in the head and then stepped on another's foot in the fourth quarter.
“I want to take full responsibility for my actions on Saturday,” Tillery wrote on Twitter. “I am truly sorry. I acted in a way that was out of character for me. What I displayed in those two instances were completely unbecoming and not indicative of the kind of player or person I am. My actions in those two instances fo not represent what my family or Notre Dame has molded me to be. I want to especially apologize to Aca'Cedric, Zach, their families and anyone else affected by what I did. I assure you I will learn and grow from this moment and become a better man because of it.”
Watch the incidents below:
Update: this is the same Notre Dame player who kicked Ware in the head pic.twitter.com/72CN5uXEqe
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 26, 2016
Last season, Tillery was suspended from January’s Fiesta Bowl matchup with Ohio State for violating team rules.
Notre Dame finished the season 4–8.