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NFL's Taylor Hearn Apologizes for Street Fight 'No Excuse For My Behavior'

3/21/2019 7:46 AM PDT

NFL's Taylor Hearn Apologizes for Street Fight, 'No Excuse For My Behavior'

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Carolina Panthers lineman Taylor Hearn is breaking his silence on his Georgia street fight captured on video -- saying he takes "full responsibility" and will use the incident as a learning experience. 

"‘Dear Panther Nation: I would like to offer my deepest apologies to the Panthers organization, my teammates and coaches, the fans and the league," Hearn said in a statement. 

"I take full responsibility for my actions. There is no excuse for my behavior, and I will learn from my mistakes.''

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Hearn got into an altercation with several men on March 14 outside of a bar in Augusta, Georgia -- and was ultimately knocked out by a much smaller man. 

Hearn -- a 6'4", 315-pound guard -- had been shoving people in the street and acting like a jerk after being kicked out of the bar earlier that evening. 

Earlier this week, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton told us the situation was "unfortunate" -- but he hadn't spoken with Hearn at that point. 

23-year-old Hearn signed with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2018 after playing his college ball at Clemson. 

During his college career, Hearn won a national championship while protecting Deshaun Watson

The NFL is investigating the incident and he could still -- and most likely will -- be disciplined by the league for violating the Personal Conduct Policy. 

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