7:06 PM PT — Blount issued a mea culpa for his position within the struggle on Monday night … apologizing to his gamers and the mother and father on his crew — “and also to the players and parents on the other team.”
“As a leader, coach, father and a role model I understand my actions are unacceptable,” he added. “I hope and pray for your understanding and forgiveness and plan to continue to be a positive impact in the lives of our youth.”
Blount did say in his assertion he believes there’s extra to the story than the footage exhibits … however he defined, “Regardless of that, I take full responsibility for my part in it and for putting myself in this situation.”
Former NFL operating again LeGarrette Blount was concerned in a struggle at a youth soccer recreation on Saturday … throwing punches in a wild skirmish — and now, TMZ Sports has realized cops are investigating all of it.
The altercation occurred following the conclusion of a 12-year-old-and-under recreation in Gilbert, Arizona.
Blount was teaching the GCYFC Gators towards the Elite — when within the postgame handshake line … he appeared to take exception to one thing somebody had stated to him.
Drone video exhibits Blount turned upset — and motioned animatedly towards coaches on the opposing crew for a number of moments. Eventually, he grew so irate that he took off in a useless dash in an try and confront somebody on the opposite sideline.
Blount was in the end restrained — however footage shot from the sphere degree exhibits dozens of fogeys then jumped in between the sidelines and started arguing.
The verbal altercation grew an increasing number of heated — and that is when Blount ran in and was seen on video throwing two punches at a person in a white T-shirt.
He was pulled away from the realm, however others within the crowd continued to argue and squabble. Finally, after a number of minutes, individuals dispersed.
Cops inform us they have been referred to as to the scene shortly after 7 PM “in relation to multiple reports of adults fighting during a youth football game.”
We’re advised, although, the struggle had concluded by the point officers arrived. No accidents have been reported.
Police say they’re investigating the incident and have described Blount as “an involved party.”
Of course, this isn’t the primary time Blount has thrown a proper hand on a soccer subject — he famously clocked Boise State defensive lineman Byron Hout following a 2009 recreation when he was a member of the Univ. of Oregon soccer crew. He was suspended from the Ducks over all of it, however was reinstated in a while.
Blount went on to have a strong profession within the NFL — profitable three Super Bowl titles whereas speeding for 56 touchdowns in 132 video games.
We reached out to Blount’s rep … thus far, no phrase again.
Originally Published — 3:37 PM PT