JOHN Apacible of the Ateneo Blue Eagles on Monday apologized for his 'reprehensible' behavior in a drunken rage that was caught on video and drew anger on social media sites on Sunday.
Just moments after the second-year forward was identified as the allegedly drunk driver who caused a commotion along Timog Avenue in Quezon City on Sunday night, Ateneo officials released a statement confirming that it was Apacible who was involved in the incident.
The memo, issued by Director Emmanuel T. Fernandez, said it has come to the school's attention that Apacible behaved in an 'unacceptable manner' during the spat where he was caught on video going on a rant and later challenging the one holding the camera to a fistfight.
"John deeply regrets his reprehensible behavior and deeply apologizes to all parties concerned," the memo said.
[See Ateneo player John Apacible identified as 'drunk driver' who went on a rage in viral video]
At the same time, Fernandez assured that 'Blue Eagles management and the Loyola Schools will deal with this regrettable incident appropriately and swiftly.'
At posting time, Blue Eagles team manager Epok Quimpo and coaches were in a meeting with school officials to discuss the Apacible case, shortly after the team's practice.
An announcement is expected soon.
Here's a copy of the Ateneo memo"