Phil Wilson of the Indianapolis Star provides us with Pat McAfee's public apology for getting arrested two weeks ago for public intoxication. Here's a portion of McAfee's statement:
"But there’s been one group of people I haven’t really had a chance to apologize to because I’ve been kind of laying low for the past couple weeks and I’ll continue to do so, and that’s really the fans of Indianapolis and in particular the fans who happen to have children who look up to me as they should. I’ve always said, if you’re a professional athlete you have the opportunity to be on a pedestal, whether you like it or not. You can use it the right way or the wrong way. In this particular situation, I was a complete letdown to a lot of people and a lot of fans and most importantly the kids that look up to me.
"I’m going to continue to do the good things that I do in this community and continue to do good things for this city because, I really do, I love this city, I love this team and I love our fans more so than anything. I got a lot of messages on Facebook and Twitter from people around this state and around the country who are devout Indianapolis Colts fans. To be completely honest, I don’t know if I would made it through this completely embarrassing situation without them. I really appreciate them for everything they’ve done.