Juwan Howard says he now realizes his actions and words Sunday were unacceptable. Howard and Michigan Director of Athletics Warde Manuel released statements Monday after the B1G’s announcement of disciplinary actions for the postgame scuffle between Michigan and Wisconsin.

Howard previously defended his postgame actions, which included striking Wisconsin assistant Joe Krabbenhoft. Monday, Howard said the following in a UM release:

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“After taking time to reflect on all that happened, I realize how unacceptable both my actions and words were, and how they affected so many. I am truly sorry.”

“I am offering my sincerest apology to my players and their families, my staff, my family and the Michigan fans around the world. I would like to personally apologize to Wisconsin’s Assistant Coach Joel Krabbenhoft and his family, too.”

“Lastly, I speak a lot about being a Michigan man and representing the University of Michigan with class and pride, I did not do that, nor did I set the right example in the right way for my student-athletes. I will learn from my mistake and this mistake will never happen again. No excuses!”

“Today’s disciplinary actions underscore the seriousness with which we take the incident that unfolded on Sunday. Simply put, there is no room at U-M for the behavior we saw,” Manuel said in the release. “We will learn from this incident as a department, work to improve ourselves while operating under a spotlight, and move forward in a positive light.”

Michigan’s release also included a news and notes section. With Howard suspended for the final 5 games of the regular season, associate head coach Phil Martelli will lead the team with Director of Basketball Operations Chris Hunter stepping up to the third assistant spot. Regarding Howard’s post-suspension status:

Prior to reinstatement, all parties will meet to make a final decision prior to the Big Ten Tournament and any postseason participation.

UM says it accepts the B1G’s disciplinary actions of Howard’s 5-game suspension and $40,00 fine as well as 1-game suspensions for sophomore Terrance Williams II and freshman Moussa Diabate. The program statement ends by saying no further disciplinary actions or comments will be made publicly.