Michigan’s Lavert Hill has issued an apology for an inappropriate gesture aimed at the Penn State crowd following the Wolverines’ 42-13 loss at Beaver Stadium on Saturday.
After the game, Hill was caught giving the white-out crowd in Happy Valley a double-middle finger salute before heading off the field. The image, which can be viewed here, was captured by Onward State.
On Monday, Hill issued an apology for his actions on Saturday night. The statement read:
I sincerely regret my inappropriate gesture at the end of Saturday’s football game. I let my emotions get the best of me and learned a valuable lesson. I am truly sorry for this offensive gesture and vow that it will not happen again.
Michigan CB Lavert Hill issues apology for inappropriate gestures at Penn State crowd pic.twitter.com/kW5j3avRhh
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) October 23, 2017
The loss was might’ve been a little more personal for Hill, who was a former Penn State commit. Still, there’s no excuse for that action, especially after getting thumped by 29 points.
Hill has recorded 18 tackles, six pass break-ups and two interceptions so far this season. He accounted for seven tackles, 0.5 stops for loss and a pass break-up on Saturday in State College.