Jaguars' Mincey acknowledges oversleeping, missing team meeting

Defensive end missed one game for violating team rules Aaron Wilson

Print This November 27, 2013, 07:14 PM EST

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Jeremy Mincey acknowledged that he overslept and missed a team meeting, among other offenses, as he violated team rules and was left home for a win over the Houston Texans.

The fine for these rule violations will be hefty, according to the Florida Times-Union.

“I hated to miss it,” he said before practice. “I let my team down. But I’m back and it’s over with. We’re all human and we make mistakes. I was negligent as a football player and role model on this football team.”

What's been going on?

Mincey mentioned a newborn baby, a music business and other unspecified reasons for losing his concentration on his NFL duties.

“I needed it,” Mincey said. “It’s time to re-focus and re-dedicate myself to football. Gus was just honest. He just made an example of me and I feel bad to be the example, but I’ll always fight back and will come back and do everything right.

“I want to be a Jaguar. I have a lot of love and respect for Coach Gus Bradley and the way he does things. I appreciate him giving me the time to re-focus and dedicate myself to football so you can see the real player in me and I can get back to who I am.”

Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

Aaron Wilsn covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

NFP's Introduction to Scouting Class is now registering for our Winter sessions! Save $200 if you register before December 1st! REGISTER NOW!

Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.

NFP Inside Content. All Season.