Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker issued a public apology for his actions in a post-game incident with Butch Jones after Oklahoma’s 31-24 win against Tennessee on Saturday.
Striker doesn’t have a Twitter account, so he used the official Oklahoma football account to make his statement.
As a 21 year old young man, I take full responsibility for my actions and understand I have to pay consequences for my negative actions. In no way were my actions after Saturday’s game a reflection of the way my parents raised me or the guidance I’ve been given as an Oklahoma football player. I want to apologize to the university and my family for my behavior last Saturday. Also to the fans that I may have hurt and disappointed. I’ve been too much of a good kid and a leader to my peers to behave in a negative manner. I hope the people I’ve hurt can find it in their heart to forgive me.
Here’s what happened after the Tennessee-Oklahoma game, according to Striker. Apparently after the final buzzer, Jones ran from a distance to deliver a message to the Oklahoma star, who was celebrating with teammates: “(I) ran over there talking to our fans and saying, ‘Yeah, yeah’ to all their fans, and (Jones) grabbed me and said, ‘Eric, you’re a helluva player, but have some damn class,’” said Striker, according to ESPN.com’s Chris Low.
Eric Striker doesn't have a Twitter account. So he just sent this and asked us to share: pic.twitter.com/eqi2D5WX5s
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