NFL star Darnell Dockett has issued an apology for one of the more bizarre off-the-field incidents to occur in recent time. According to reports, Dockett, a Pro-Bowl defensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals, posted an online streaming video of him taking a shower on the Ustreem site to win a $1,000 bet. He initially thought of it as a harmless joke, but recently told reporters that “obviously it’s not” because he placed his team in the news for “things that are not appropriate.”

“I apologize to all the kids, everybody in the community that looks up to me,” Dockett said. “I apologize to my team, all the players. I walked by individually each player and apologized.”

Dockett also told the media that from now on, the only thing he’ll be seen on video doing is “knocking somebody’s head off in a game.”

“It was a joke that I took out of character and it was wrong,” Dockett said. “I’ve got to do better things than that. Even though I didn’t think it was serious at the time, I’ve got to realize that other people may not look at it like that.”

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt told reporters he spoke with the 6-foot-4, 285-pounder that anchors his defensive line about the situation. “We addressed the situation and I think he’s handled it very well after that,” Whisenhunt said. “Obviously we weren’t real excited when came out, but technology is changing every day in our business and that’s a good thing; it’s an important thing. We don’t discourage our players from having interaction with our fans. In fact, we think it’s important. But there’s always a right way and a wrong way to do it and we’ve talked about that and feel very comfortable about where Darnell and our team is with it.”

Dockett is one of many NFL players who frequently use the social online Web site, Twitter, but had stopped twittering when controversy raised over is shower video. But he told the media he plans to resume tweeting again. “I’m still going to be me,” Dockett said. “It’s not going to change who I am. It’s not going to change what I do on Twitter. I’m just going to be much smarter and do things for my team for them to look at me as being accountable.”