Just a day after Texas wide receiver Mike Davis said that he doesn’t regret the cheap low block he threw Thursday against Iowa State’s Deon Broomfield, it appears Davis had a University-encouraged change of heart Tuesday.
In a video and statement released on the University of Texas athletics website, Davis blatantly reads a prepared statement in which he apologizes to Broomfield, the Big 12 Conference and Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
But after Davis’ comments yesterday and the reprimand issued by the Big 12, Texas finally decided it was time for Davis to shut up and issue an apologetic statement. It was surprising that Texas even made Davis available to the media to comment on the situation yesterday.
This video is not a good look and is too little, too late to repair Davis’ image.
Davis' full statement can be read in full below:
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.
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.