After being suspended on Saturday for violating team rules, Michigan senior cornerback J.T. Floyd issued an apology on Monday.
Floyd, one of the Wolverines' starting cornerbacks, was suspended for Michigan's bowl game against South Carolina. In the statement, Floyd said he made a poor decision while celebrating earning his undergraduate degree.
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.
He called the decision uncharacteristic and immature. Floyd was one of three players suspended on Saturday, as linebacker Brandin Hawthorne and punter Will Hagerup were also suspended for the Outback Bowl. Floyd started all 12 games this season, finishing with 48 tackles and a team-high five pass break-ups. He started 46 games during his Michigan career.
The three suspended players will not travel with the team to the Outback Bowl. Floyd thanked head coach Brady Hoke as well as his teammates, the football staff and fans for the support he received at Michigan. He said he has already began to learn from the experience and wished his teammates luck in the Wolverines bowl game.
"I wish the best of luck to Coach Hoke and my teammates in the Outback Bowl, and again, I am sincerely sorry."