Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler apologized Tuesday for his role in an altercation between two women that was caught on video.
TMZ released security footage Tuesday depicting Fowler appearing to facilitate a fight between two women, standing by as they brawled in front of an elevator. At one point he appears to be gesturing for the two to begin fighting. He eventually breaks the brawl up and leaves with one of the women. According to TMZ, one of the women is his girlfriend, and the other is the mother of his child.
“I am embarrassed and have apologized for my actions to everyone involved,” Fowler wrote in a statement. “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.”
In a separate statement, the Jaguars denounced the events and said they would support Fowler, the No. 3 pick in last year’s draft who missed his rookie season with a torn ACL.
“Dante brought the incident to our attention prior to the video being released and was embarrassed and remorseful,” the Jaguars wrote. “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.”