Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott assured he will redouble his efforts to avoid incidents like the one that occurred at a music festival in Las Vegas this year.
Elliott was detained by police after he appeared to shove a member of staff at the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in May.
The 23-year-old met NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday to discuss the altercation, for which he could face disciplinary proceedings from the league.
After the meeting, Elliott issued a statement in which he said he will do more to avoid such situations.
"Earlier today, I met with the commissioner to share with him what occurred in Las Vegas and what I have learned from that incident," Elliott wrote in a post shared on Twitter.
"I've worked hard to make better decisions and to live up to the high standards that are expected of me. I failed to do that here and I made a poor decision.
"I apologised to Kyle Johnson [the staff member] at the time and I meant it.
"I need to work harder on myself to ensure I do not put myself in compromised situations in the future. I am rededicating myself to use all of the resources that the league has made available. But in the end, it is up to me and I am determined not to be in this position again."
Elliott served a six-game suspension in 2017 following an NFL investigation into domestic violence allegations made by his ex-girlfriend, despite him not being charged with a crime.
In April, Dallas picked up the fifth-year option on Elliott's rookie contract that will pay him $9.1million for the 2020 season.