Texas linebacker Steve Edmond issued an apology late Thursday for the comments he made after the spring game in which he blasted Baylor and called the Big 12 champs “trash.”
“I need to apologize for what I said about the Baylor program last week,” Edmond said in a statement released by school officials.
“I respect them for everything they’ve accomplished,” Edmond added. “I’ve been so frustrated over not being able to play in last year’s game and our loss to them that I let all that anger build up and get the best of me. I won’t let that happen again.”
Edmond stunned a small group of reporters after the spring game last Saturday by blurting out, “I really don’t like Baylor. I still think they’re trash and stuff like that.” He also chided the Bears for the way they acted after winning their first Big 12 title. “Baylor got a win and act like they never won before.”
Texas coach Charlie Strong praised Baylor and coach Art Briles in an interview Monday before the Comin’ On Strong Tour stop in Fort Worth.
“I really respect the program at Baylor,” Strong said. “I can see where (Edmond) was upset after a loss, but he’s got to know how to handle that situation.”
On Tuesday, Briles shrugged the comments off altogether. Texas and Baylor meet again Oct. 4.
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