UNLV QB Max Gilliam Apologizes For Eating Sushi Off Nude Model

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 4: Wisconsin vs. UNLV: UNLV kick off ball to Wisconsin. Taken September 4, 2010 at Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, Nevada.


Max Gilliam, the starting quarterback for the UNLV football program, issued a very bizarre apology this week.

The signal-caller made a recent appearance on the reality TV show Below Deck. Now, getting in trouble for actions on a reality show isn’t a foreign concept, but what Gilliam found himself in hot water for was a bit unusual.

On the show, Gilliam and his pals ate sushi off of a naked model which prompted the quarterback to make a public apology.

“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,” Gilliam said in a statement. “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.

“This is not a reflection of my character or the way I was raised nor a reflection of the culture of UNLV football. I would like to humbly move past this and focus my time and energy on our game against the University of Hawaii this weekend.”

The biggest question we have here is: what did Gilliam do wrong?

And, because Gilliam really didn’t do anything wrong or commit any NCAA violations, he will be suiting up and once against starting under center for the winless Rebels.

This season, Gilliam has passed for 599 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions while adding 191 yards and two scores on the ground.

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