One of the bigger stories in the SEC early in the season was video replay that showed Kentucky LB Kash Daniel twisting the foot and leg of Florida QB Kyle Trask.

Daniel initially said he wasn’t out there “to hurt anybody,” in comments to reporters in September.

“Do I talk a lot of crap? Absolutely,” he said. “Do I bump a dude every now and then to get underneath his skin and talk while I’m doing it? Absolutely. It’s part of my game, it’s what I do. But am I out there to deliberately hurt somebody? Absolutely not. I’ve kept my mouth shut about it and I’ve been biting my tongue as long as I can, because that’s something I actually hold close to me. I was the victim of a dirty play, and if you don’t believe me, I have a plate of screws in my right ankle to prove that. I’ve got a scar halfway down my right leg. I’m not out there to hurt anybody.”

But during a New Year’s Eve interview on “The Paul Finebaum Show,” Kash apologized to Trask and Florida about the incident. The interview came shortly after Kentucky had a last-minute win over Virginia Tech in the Belk Bowl.

“I apologize to Kyle Trask, for real,” Trask said. “I apologize to Kyle Trask, I apologize to the University of Florida, I apologize to the University of Florida fan base. That was out of my league, I’m not about that. So, I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. I allowed the outside noise to affect my play. I can’t do that.”