To this point on your Monday night, you've probably already seen Seton Hall Pirates guard Sterling Gibbs' vicious, blatant elbow to Villanova Wildcats guard Ryan Arcidiacono's head. About an hour after the 'Cats and Pirates finished their matchup at The Pavilion, the former Texas Longhorns transfer has spoken.
Gibbs offered an apology to the media, per Jerry Carino, and had this to say on his Twitter account.
Man that's not who I am. I'm sorry to my family, friends, fans, and team for being an embarrassment. Even more sorry to @RyArch15 .. I let— Sterling Gibbs (@SterlingGibbs4) February 17, 2015
My emotions get the best of me and that wasn't acceptable at all. I hope you're alright and I will face any consequences coming.— Sterling Gibbs (@SterlingGibbs4) February 17, 2015
Whether we are to believe Gibbs or not on the sincerity of his apology is up to his peers and peers alone.
You can read a full transcript of Gibbs' apology to the media for the incident, via Jerry Carino, here.
UPDATE: Ryan Arcidiacono has responded to Sterling Gibbs' Twitter apology in terrific fashion:
Emotions sometimes get the best of us. heat of the moment thing. We're all good. @SterlingGibbs4— Ryan Arcidiacono (@RyArch15) February 17, 2015