There’s no doubt Jseth Owens never could have imagined his exchange with Cam Newton during an offseason 7-on-7 camp would go viral.

Nevertheless, that’s exactly what happened recently as a video of the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Auburn and professional quarterback was mocked by the young man for not currently having a contract to play in the NFL.

If you missed it, the video currently has over seven million views online.

While he may not have realized it at the time, Owens came off as the bad guy in the exchange and has since issued a lengthy apology to Newton:

“First and foremost, I want to express my deepest apologies to Cam Newton, my entire org, and my coaches for my action at the 7v7 tournament this past weekend. I did not intend for it to get as far as it did! First I would like to start off by saying my parents never taught me to people disrespectful (sic). As a football player, I let my competitive side get the best of me and it was a huge miscommunication. It was in the midst of the moment and I realize now how a lot of you took it as disrespect. I never meant to humiliate and let anyone down. I am very appreciative of 7v7 to even allow me to be apart of the community and allowing me to be apart of the team I am currently on. I realize this can dictate my future as a young man having very big dreams/goals but I will not allow this to stop me from getting to where I need to be. So again, I apologize and hope I can be forgiven.”

Credit this young man for stepping up and doing what he can to make amends for his mistake.