Coach Bob Davie apologized to the five University of New Mexico football players who knelt during the national anthem at Saturday’s Lobos-Air Force game, saying the evening’s bizarre circumstances singled them out for undue criticism.
Athletic director Eddie Nuñez apologized to those who were offended by the five players’ actions, saying they and the athletic department must earn back those fans’ trust.
The five players, meanwhile, offered no apologies and no regrets.
“I most definitely don’t regret it at all,” senior defensive end Garrett Hughes, speaking at a news conference held on Tuesday. “I’d take a knee, if I had to, again.”