Texas senior wide receiver Mike Davis issued a statement Tuesday apologizing for his hit on Iowa State defensive back Deon Broomfield in last week's win over the Cyclones.
Davis was not as contrite while addressing the hit with reporters Monday but said he "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," Davis said in the statement. "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."
After the whistle was blown following a touchdown run by Joe Bergeron, Davis hit Broomfield at his knees. He was publicly reprimanded by the Big 12 on Saturday but said Monday that "if we have another run-pass situation, I'd do the same thing... if the DB's loafing, he deserves to get cut."
Later that day, Davis, in an effort to clarify his comments, said through a Texas spokesman that it was so loud at Jack Trice Stadium that he didn't hear the whistle blow and that he was glad Bloomfield wasn't injured.
"I was playing to the whistle, doing my job blocking for [Jaxon] Shipley on the screen pass in a play that had a run-pass option and I just didn't hear the whistle. After seeing what happened, I feel really bad and know that I was wrong. Coaches made that clear to me and I have to learn and grow from that. But again, I did not intentionally block after the play was over and i'm happy that [Broomfield] wasn't hurt."