Colts punter Pat McAfee is back with the team after being suspended for a game following an arrest for drunk and disorderly conduct, and he says he’s sorry for making himself and the team look bad.
“We are an elite group of men who pride ourselves on being good citizens,” McAfee said, per the Indianapolis Star. “In this situation, I put myself in a horrible situation. I did a really dumb thing and I messed up.”
I’m not sure if “dumb” even goes far enough to describe getting drunk and going for a swim in a canal at 5 in the morning when it’s 39 degrees out, but at least McAfee is contrite.
“I’ve paid my price and will continue to do so, and now it’s my time to earn trust back, from my teammates, my family most importantly, and the city of Indianapolis and the Colts organization in particular,” McAfee said.
With his suspension behind him, McAfee now returns to his position as the team’s punter. Jeremy Kapinos, who punted well on Monday night in McAfee’s place, has been waived.