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Jaguars issue statement following release of Dante Fowler video

A video showing Dante Fowler and two women fighting was released on Tuesday by TMZ. The Jaguars have released the following statement.

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TMZ Sports released a video early Tuesday showing Jacksonville Jaguars defender Dante Fowler Jr. appearing to watch a fight between two women take place. It appears that Fowler might step between them and break it up, but he steps back and lets them fight, then breaks it up when it ends up on the ground. He hockey ref’d it, essentially.

As the video gained momentum, the Jaguars released the following statement on Fowler and the video.

"Dante brought the incident to our attention prior to the video being released and was embarrassed and remorseful. Violence of this type against others is unacceptable in our society and to our organization. We will continue to look into the incident while offering resources and providing support to Dante and his family to help them through this private matter."

Fowler also released a statement.

"I am embarrassed and have apologized for my actions for everyone involved. 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."

Good enough for me. Fowler did the smart thing by not getting involved in the physical altercation. All we have is the video and in the video, Fowler isn’t really doing much of anything.