Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Packers' Underwood faces assualt claim
By ESPN.com staff
In the wake of sexual assault allegations made against him by two women last weekend in Lake Delton, Wis., Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood apologized to his teammates Wednesday for creating "a distraction."
"I just want to apologize to my teammates who have been dragged into this and I'm sorry that it was a distraction for the team," Underwood told reporters.
Underwood's attorney Richard Kaiser told reporters police have said they do not plan to recommend that prosecutors press charges because of inconsistencies in the women's statements, according to the Associated Press.
"We discussed the fact that we are in an offseason program and we're in the paper way too much with things other than football," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "We all have a responsibility and an obligation to represent the Green Bay Packers properly. Every decision we make, both on and off the field, has consequences, and poor judgment was made. With that, the circumstances are what they are. We have dealt with it as a football team and frankly we have moved on."