College football QB issues apology for eating sushi off naked model during reality TV show
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
But that doesn’t apply to Nevada-Las Vegas football players eating sushi off of nude models in Antigua.
UNLV starting quarterback Max Gilliam learned that lesson. While appearing on the reality show “Below Deck”, Gilliam was one of the passengers on a yacht that is featured on the show, and appeared alongside a few friends and their girlfriends. On the show, in an episode that aired last month, Gilliam was identified as a “star quarterback at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.”
During thier first night on board, the group “requested the sushi to be laid out on a nude model.”
According to Gilliam, the sushi was the show’s producer’s idea.
“I would like to apologize for my poor judgment while on the TV show Below Deck and acknowledge that I have made a mistake that I will learn from. While it was not my idea nor any of my friends’ ideas to eat sushi off of a model, I should have exercised better judgment and declined the idea immediately when it was brought up by the producers,” Gilliam said in a message posted to Twitter.
This season of the show was reportedly filmed in Antigua in February and March.
According to ESPN Las Vegas, first-year UNLV head coach Marcus Arroyo said Monday that the university was “unaware of the details of the matter” until it was brought to their attention on Monday morning. Arroyo said the situation is being reviewed “internally.”
A senior, Gilliam has started behind center in all five Rebels games this season, and has thrown for 599 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. In 2018, Gilliam started seven games and finished the season with 1,394 yards, 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
UNLV will close out their season in Hawaii on Saturday.
UNLV QB Max Gilliam issued an apology for eating sushi off of a nude model on a reality TV show.
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