ATENEO player John Apacible said he is so ashamed of what he did and has begged for forgiveness, two days after a drunken rage over a traffic altercation was caught in a video that has since gone viral.
In a letter posted on the school's official Facebook page, the Blue Eagles sophomore admitted he made a big mistake in the incident where a witness claimed he hit a driver of a delivery van, accosted other drivers and challenged a video-taker to a fight, all while flashing a 'Councilor' vanity plate.
"“Ako po ay himihingi ng tawag sa nagawa ko nung nakaraang araw. Alam ko pong ako kay nagkamali at dahil dito sobra po akong nahihiya sa aking pamilya, team, school at sa lahat ng naapektuhan nito," said the 6-3 forward in the letter.
“Iniisip ko lang ang aking sarili at nakalimutan ko po ang aking mga responsibilidad," he added.
Apacible's statement was released on the same say Ateneo officials said the player has been suspended and barred from attending practices for the rest of the Blue Eagles' campaign in the elimination round of the UAAP - a stretch that covers a total of five games.
The former Hope Christian standout said he is taking responsibility for his actions and is ready to face the consequences.
"Handa po akong tanggapin ang anumang maaring kalabasan ng aking pagkakamali," he said.
"Muli, ako po ay humihingi ng tawad."