As far as mea culpas go, this was textbook for Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass III. And, honestly, expected.
Very late in EMU’s Quick Lane Bowl loss to Pitt Thursday night, Glass went, for lack of a better phrase, batspit crazy. With 10 seconds or so left in the game, he slapped one Panther defender upside his helmet with an open hand. Then, he went to punch another Panther defensive player. Instead of his intended target, he caught a game official with a glancing blow to the jaw.
The official went down and Glass was, obviously, ejected.
In a tweet posted very early Friday morning, Glass wrote, “I let God and my family down!” Friday night, Glass issued a formal apology through EMU’s sports information department.
In the apology, Glass stated he “sought out and had a private conversation with the official to express my regret.
— Mike Glass III (@mglassiii) December 28, 2019
A senior, Glass threw for 3,155 yards and 23 touchdowns this past season. He broke Charlie Batch‘s single-season school record in the latter category, while also topping the former EMU great’s mark for total offense.
Because his eligibility has expired, Glass will face no sanctions from either EMU or the MAC as a result of the incident.Follow @cftalk