Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Suspended Michigan cornerback J.T. Floyd releases written apology for his suspension.

Suspended Michigan senior cornerback J.T. Floyd had released a statement apologizing for his recent suspension  from the Jan. 1, 2013 Outback Bowl. The suspension, for the ever-vague "violation of team rules" effectively ends his college football career.

Part of the apology includes the following:

"I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the University of Michigan, my fans, my friends, my coaches, my teammates, but most importantly, my parents, my daughter, and my family for a poor decision I made this past weekend in celebration of successfully completing my undergraduate degree.
I have given my heart and soul to this program, and it truly disappointments me that I will not be with my teammates in Florida. This is a deep pain that I am dealing with to the best of my ability. I am 23 years old and despite the successes I've had on and off the field, I made a very uncharacteristic and immature decision. This decision contradicts the expectations that I have set for myself, and the expectations that others have set for me as well. I do sincerely apologize, and I have already started to learn from this experience. I will continue to use this experience as a driving force to become a better man."

At no point in the apology does Yates explain the reasons why he was suspended. You can assume, however, that when an unexplained suspension is followed by an apology released to the media, it can't be for something trivial.

(via The Detroit Free Press)