Max Gilliam knows what he did was raw and fishy, so he has apologized for eating sushi off a nude model.
While most college students would boast of such a feast, Gilliam is the UNLV quarterback and his public-facing persona prompted him to apologize for not being above board while appearing on “Below Deck.”
The reality Bravo show aired a Nov. 16 episode in which Gilliam was identified as “star quarterback at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.” He and his friends were the boat passengers, with the show focusing on the crew who works and lives on the yacht, reportedly in Antigua.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal dug hard and discovered that the producers requested that sushi be laid out on a nude model. We hope Gilliam’s throwing arm did not get twisted as this went down.
The Thousand Oaks, California, native issued a Twitter statement: “I would like to apologize for my poor judgment while on the TV show ‘Below Deck’ and acknowledge that I have made a mistake that I will learn from,” Gilliam tweeted. “While it was not my idea nor any of my friends’ ideas to eat sushi off of a model, I should have exercised better judgment and declined the idea immediately when it was brought up by the producers.
“This is not a reflection of my character or the way I was raised nor a reflection of the culture of UNLV Football. I would like to humbly move past this and focus my time and energy on our game against the University of Hawaii this weekend.”
No need to apologize. Who hasn’t eaten sushi off a nude model?