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Oct 30, 2012 9:13 PM by Andrew Masuda

UCSB's McGlynn issues statement following post-game fight, dismissal from team

Recently dismissed UCSB men's soccer player Peter McGlynn issued a public apology on Tuesday regarding his involvement in a post-game fight with a referee. It happened after UC Davis scored a golden goal to beat UCSB 2-1 in overtime on Sunday. UCSB head coach Tim Vom Steeg was arguing with an official on the field, when McGlynn shoved an official in the back. The referee fell to the ground. McGlynn was handcuffed for questioning by the UCSB Campus Police, before he was released.

Monday, UCSB Athletic Director Mark Massari kicked McGlynn off the team, suspended Vom Steeg for one game and said the program would not accept an invitation to the postseason if invited.

McGlynn issued a statement on his Twitter page. It is listed below in its entirety.

" I would just like to take this opportunity to express how deeply I regret the incident I was involved in on Sunday. My actions were completely my own and now I will accept the full consequences of the matter. Not only did I let myself and my family down, but also my team, the coaching staff, the athletic department, UCSB, the alumni, and everybody from the Santa Barbara community, and I would want to say to all involved of how very sorry I am. I am very sad to leave a program of the highest integrity behind with a tarnished reputation because of my selfish and immature actions. I am completely embarrassed to end such a fantastic chapter in my life in such shame. I would like to wish the best to the program in continued success and dominance, as the amazing support from the students and the community truly deserve. I want to also express my gratitude to everybody for their kind messages of love and support, and will never forget how you all helped me through this ordeal. Go Gauchos "

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