NFL to investigate 'disturbing' Dante Fowler video


Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler has offered an apology after a video leaked on Tuesday in which he appears to sanction a fight between his girlfriend and the mother of his child.

The surveillance footage, obtained by TMZ, shows the two women attacking one another after Fowler makes a gesture, before eventually pulling them apart. 

Fowler, 21, said he takes full responsibility for the incident.

"As a family, we have been dealing with this moment and the conflict that led to it since this occurred," Fowler said in a statement. "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."

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy called the video "disturbing" and said the league would review the matter.

In a statement of their own, the Jaguars said they were not caught off guard by the footage.

"Dante brought the incident to our attention prior to the video being released and was embarrassed and remorseful," the team said.

"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, the third overall pick in last year's NFL Draft, sat out the entire 2015 season after tearing his ACL in a training camp in May.