CLEMSON - Chad Kelly issued a statement of apology Wednesday through his family, two days after being dismissed from the Clemson football program.
Kelly, who would have been a sophomore quarterback for the Tigers, expressed disappointment for "detrimental conduct" in a statement to the Syracuse Post-Standard, near his hometown of Niagara Falls, N.Y.
"I have apologized to the coaching staff for my behavior," Kelly's statement read. "I am disappointed in myself. I let down not only my coaches, and teammates, but also Clemson University and all of our fans. Most importantly, I've let down myself and my family. I'm optimistic about the future. It's not going to be easy, but no matter what happens, I'll be a better person both on and off the field."
Ali Rogers, a student intern with the Clemson football program and 2012 Miss South Carolina, released her own statement indicating Kelly was a passenger in a car accident in Rogers' apartment complex, and Kelly acted disrespectfully toward Rogers.
Head coach Dabo Swinney dismissed Kelly from the team Monday for a "pattern of behavior not consistent with the values of our program."