NFL’s Taylor Hearn
Apologizes for Street Fight
‘No Excuse For My Behavior’
3/21/2019 7:46 AM PDT
Carolina Panthers lineman Taylor Hearn is breaking his silence on his Georgia street fight captured on video — saying he takes “full responsibility” and will use the incident as a learning experience.
“‘Dear Panther Nation: I would like to offer my deepest apologies to the Panthers organization, my teammates and coaches, the fans and the league,” Hearn said in a statement.
“I take full responsibility for my actions. There is no excuse for my behavior, and I will learn from my mistakes.”
TMZ Sports broke the story … Hearn got into an altercation with several men on March 14 outside of a bar in Augusta, Georgia — and was ultimately knocked out by a much smaller man.
Hearn — a 6’4″, 315-pound guard — had been shoving people in the street and acting like a jerk after being kicked out of the bar earlier that evening.
Earlier this week, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton told us the situation was “unfortunate” — but he hadn’t spoken with Hearn at that point.
23-year-old Hearn signed with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2018 after playing his college ball at Clemson.
During his college career, Hearn won a national championship while protecting Deshaun Watson.
The NFL is investigating the incident and he could still — and most likely will — be disciplined by the league for violating the Personal Conduct Policy.