Former star UCF football player Kevin Smith issued an apology on Facebook Thursday, one day after he was arrested by UCFPD on campus for resisting an officer without violence.
“I want to apologize for my actions yesterday as they are not a direct representation of who I am or my feelings toward UCF. My disrespectful statement towards the university was out of frustration and anger. I definitely could have handled things differently. I will learn from this experience and I am certain that I will make better decisions moving forward. I take pride in representing this university and I love the University of Central Florida with my heart. Go Knights,” Smith said on a Facebook post.
Following his arrest on Wednesday, Smith posted a Facebook status that was soon after deleted, saying “shame on UCF” and that “being black in American is a real crime.”
According to the arrest affidavit, Smith, 28, was being investigated for a crash he was involved in over the weekend by a UCFPD officer. When the officer approached Smith in the Harris Corporation Engineering Center on campus, Smith claimed there was “no crash”, according to the affidavit.
When the officer tried to hand Smith the citations to sign for improperly backing, driving on a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident without providing information, Smith said he had to go, according to the affidavit.
According to the affidavit, when Smith started to walk away, the officer then seized him.