A day after his arrest for suspicion of DUI, former Mississippi State and 2016 draft prospect quarterback Dak Prescott issued a statement expressing regret (shocker) for the situation.
“I want to make a statement, and first take complete responsibility for my actions,” Prescott wrote in a statement released to multiple members of the media. “I’m very remorseful for my misjudgment. I want to apologize to my true supporters, my family, Mississippi State University, the NFL, and the kids who look up to me. I won’t ask for forgiveness; however, I’ll show the true man I am and exhibit my character through my actions and behavior moving forward.”
Issuing a statement like this while facing criminal charges carries risk, since anything he says can and will be used against him in court. The statement feels like a confession, even if the only thing he has admitted to is a “misjudgment.”
The arrest came two days after the Mississippi State Pro Day workout.
It’s unclear whether and to what extent the arrest will impact Prescott’s draft stock. It definitely won’t help, especially after the misadventures of Johnny Manziel. Though he was never arrested for DUI, Manziel’s alcohol use contributed to his termination by the Browns after only two years.