Notre Dame's Max Redfield, explains, apologizes for actions

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Hours after Max Redfield’s 2015 Notre Dame football season came to an abrupt end Tuesday with disciplinary action from head coach Brian Kelly, the junior safety took to Instagram to explain what happened and to apologize for what led to his being sent home from the Fiesta Bowl site in the Phoenix area.

“Rules are implemented for a reason, and not following them is unacceptable, which I completely understand,” ND’s starting free safety said. “Although I was not alone in my two incidents of being punctual, I SOLELY take responsibility for my actions.

“I will continue to grow and learn from this as well as continue to contemplate how to become the absolute best version of me while giving everything I have to make it happen daily. My heart goes out to everyone who is affected or has to hear about this incident to whatever extent.

“The focus and dedication needed to be great is being better comprehended by me every day, and this situation only helps the realization of exactly what it takes to be the best.

“What hurts the most is not being able to be with my teammates and not getting to lay everything on the line with some of the people I love the most. I am profoundly sorry.”

The eighth-ranked Irish (10-2) take on No. 7 Ohio State in Friday’s Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. Redfield is expected to be replaced in the starting lineup by grad senior Matthias Farley.

Notre Dame’s Max Redfield (10) sacks Boston College’s John Fadule (14) during their Nov. 21 game at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. (Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)