Will Fidler decided to take matters in his own hand after his arrest and give a public apology for what happened. His response was published in the Henderson newspaper and showcases a strong level of maturity for the young man:
I’d like to address all Henderson County and University of Kentucky sports fans.
I have been fortunate to grow up in Henderson, Ky., attend Henderson County High School and the University of Kentucky and enjoy some exciting moments on the football field.
This town has given me its full support, and I’m privileged to represent Henderson as a student athlete at the University of Kentucky. It has been and still is my dream to play quarterback at UK and represent Henderson with a sense of pride.
Unfortunately, I have jeopardized all that I have worked for through a foolish mistake. Without making excuses for myself, I will just say that I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and have learned a valuable lesson.
I would like to apologize to my friends, supporters and all those who look to UK athletes as role models. I’m proud to have grown up in Kentucky and have the opportunity to play football for my state school, and that will not be taken for granted.