Remember that recent report about former South Carolina running back Kenny Miles getting shot in an attempted robbery?
Turns out the wound was self-inflicted and that Miles will be charged with filing a false police report, the Richland County, S.C., Sheriff’s Department revealed at a press conference on Tuesday.
Miles released a statement through his attorney at the press conference:
“Last week I made a big mistake by not being up front about how the shooting occurred. I was not involved in any criminal activity. However, I was scared and worried how my actions would be perceived. I only made matters worse by not telling the truth. I make no excuses for my behavior.
“I would like to apologize to Sheriff Leon Lott and the entire Richland County Sheriff’s Department; my employer, The Office of the Attorney General; my team mates and coaches; The University of South Carolina community; friends, family; fans; and anyone else I’ve disappointed.
“I appreciate the support and prayers of the Gamecock Nation. I want you to know that I do not take your support lightly or for granted. I only hope that you will forgive me and allow me to earn your trust back over time.”
Miles rushed for 1,341 yards and four touchdowns during his career at South Carolina. He led the Gamecocks as a true freshman in 2009 with 626 yards before backing up Marcus Lattimore the rest of his career.