Dante Fowler “embarrassed” about “family” fight captured on video

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A video of a fight featuring an NFL player showed up on TMZ Tuesday, but Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler wasn’t one of the people throwing punches.

He left that to two women, believed to be his girlfriend and the mother of his child, near the elevator of an apartment complex in Florida. Fowler watches the two women fight for a period of time before eventually separating them as displayed in a series of still shots from the video.

Police were not called, but the video went public and that meant statements from Fowler, the Jaguars and the NFL on Tuesday.

“I am embarrassed and have apologized for my actions to everyone involved,” Fowler said in a statement. “As a family, we have been dealing with this moment and the conflict that led to it since this occurred. The video surfacing is a sad reminder that emotions got the best of all of us. I take 100 percent responsibility for everything that happened.”

The Jaguars said Fowler brought the incident to their attention before the video was released and called “violence of this type against others is unacceptable in our society and to our organization.” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy called the images on the video “disturbing” and said the league would review the incident.

70 responses to “Dante Fowler “embarrassed” about “family” fight captured on video

  1. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. During my designated family time, I frequently referee fights between the mother of my child and my new ladyfriend.

  2. A cat fight, really? So now when an NFL player is near some type of violence we need to hear about that too? Why? I DON’T CARE, cripes cat fights happen all the time in bars. Somebody(nfl spoesman Mccarthy) called the images “disturbing” – so now they employee drama queens at the NFL huh? Careful HE doesn’t get in a cat fight too…..

  3. The ladies were shouting,
    “You take the jerk!”.
    “No way, I barely know him, he’s your problem!”.
    “No way, you were with him last, he’s YOUR problem now!”.

  4. Now he’s embarrassed after the video surfaced. He didn’t look too embarrassed while he was orchestrating this incident. Typical low-life, low-IQ, low-character individual who is only sorry he got caught being a knucklehead.

  5. He did nothing criminal and NFL needs to do nothing, all this shows the type of degenerate he is for allowing two women to fight like animals ….one being the mother of his child smh…..with millions in the bank he chooses to date and impregnate women like this…..step up your game son you can do better than that…..

  6. Why doesn’t the NFL just hire TMZ to do their investigating? Seems like TMZ runs laps around the NFL’s “investigators” anyways.

    I thought Fowler was a bystander but the video looked like he was encouraging the fight. Would love to see the whole video instead of the 5 second clip.

  7. How do you explain to your kid that you watched someone beat up their mother? Its damaging any way, but I certainly hope he doesn’t have a daughter.

  8. Could be worse, if that were Cromartie’s baby mamas they’d need a wide angle lens to fit them all in and a riot squad to break it up.

  9. He did not lay a hand on either woman in a violent way. Atleast the video wasn’t from the inside of the elevator or of him throwing her on his bed full of guns.
    Yes he was wrong to watch them fight but as a Jags fan I see nothing wrong done by him. The media is what’s making this look really bad. There’s these kind of fights all the time with baby mama’s and the guys new gf. Hell hasn’t anyone ever seen Maury lol. I’m just happy he wasnt hitting anyone or being hit in that repaired leg. Go Jags!

  10. Oh Oh, Baby Mama Drama!
    Fowler was probably thinking if he does something, he might wind up like Junior Galette or worse, Ray Rice. Plus, it’s GF vs BM no matter what action he takes, it will be wrong. A lose/lose situation.

  11. He gestured for them to fight to settle some sort of argument. Particularly liked how one of them kicked off her shoes in preparation. This is a culture I will avoid.

  12. I can sympathize. Who among us hasn’t been in the middle of a fight between the mother of one’s child and one’s girlfriend. He probably thought if he got involved he would be accused of domestic violence.

  13. He actually was the ‘referee’ for this fight. He gave the signal to start and then broke it up when the winner was giving the ‘ground and pound’ – just like an MMA ref would.

  14. Sad thing is that his culture as a whole condones this behavior. It wasn’t until he was told it wasn’t acceptable that he realized it wasn’t. This is the world star hip hop culture of these poor kids

  15. What the hell is the league going to review? He committed no crime. Those of you claiming he got “caught” are the same low-information wingnuts who like watching females get paid to beat each other unconscious.

  16. so many questions come to mind.

    Did he know that both women were good fighters?
    Did he think one of the women was going to be a clear victor?

    Was he hoping for one of the girls to lose?

    Either way…..he has some explaining to do.

  17. And the kids thumbing down my comment are part of the same herd of sheep. Sad world we live in. That’s the mother of your child and another female. Morals are lost in this society, but I’m not blaming Dante. He’s a product of his environment and so are the girls

  18. Florio would have included a clip from Seinfeld’ s Summer of George episode. ( the catfight show).

  19. eglsfan says:
    Feb 23, 2016 5:19 PM

    was Chris Fowler involved?
    Chris is Dante’s daddy!

  20. This guy is a dirt bag. He appears to be the one encouraging and directing the altercation. I don’t think the NFL needs guys like this in the league. What was the NFL’s bottom line this year without this guy? I’ll bet it was pretty good. See. don’t need him.

  21. For some reason the names of baby mommas Bridget Monaghan and Giselle Bundchen come to mind.

  22. Dude straight up reffed the fight like that UFC announcer. Guess people never learn from Ray Rice…so sad but I don’t have one ounce of empathy for Dante’. He deserves the hammer.

  23. Am I the only one who thinks the Jags should look into the female in grey about coming in and giving her a tryout at defensive end…could become an asset in stopping the run…

  24. This is one sick man to stand there and instigate a fight between two women. You can take the man out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the man. Or maybe he isn’t a sick man. Maybe this is just how he rolls. He’s glad I’m not the commissioner. He’d be an ex-NFL player. Who needs this stuff?

  25. lrical says:
    Feb 23, 2016 6:26 PM

    I agree. Why does the NFL need to review this

    Even a Goodellbot likes a catfight.

  26. I’m going to assume that this isn’t their first rodeo. The only thing I can say, is that you have to carefully choose the women you make a baby with. With that said, he should get some criticism and counsel, but Goodell shouldn’t hit him with anything. Only thing he did that was questionable was letting them fight.

  27. So may comments about a dude who has never played a snap in the NFL….He did better watching his chicks beat each other up than trying to hit Andrew Luck…

  28. getyourownname says:
    Feb 23, 2016 5:53 PM
    For some reason the names of baby mommas Bridget Monaghan and Giselle Bundchen come to mind.

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    Atleast he takes care of his kids. Monahan broke up with him before she told him she was pregnant

  29. It looked like he was setting them up to duke it out.

    His body language looks like a fight referee who meets the boxers at center ring and says “touch gloves and lets have a clean fight” then backs out of the ring.

    He’s not “embarrassed” about that fight and that little trio is NOT a “family”.

  30. That Jaguars are denying that they were going to make a $10M contribution to the Coalition to Prevent Cat Fighting when they realized at the last minute it had to so with underground feline fights.

  31. Other than proving he has a lot of maturing he still needs to do, has he done anything against the NFL rules that could result in disciplinary action from the league?

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the Jags organization gives some sort of in-house disciplinary action, despite it being counterproductive to their pass-rushing needs. I can see the Jaguars benching him a game or 2 to show him they don’t approve of that type of nonsense on or off the field. But does the league have room to take action and if so what is the protocol?

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