By Jim Owczarski Sports Editor Published Nov 08, 2013 at 1:18 PM

On Friday, Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders issued a statement regarding an incident he was involved in last Saturday night.

There were no charges filed in that incident, reported to have occurred at Apartment 720, 720 N. Milwaukee St., following the Bucks' home opener against Toronto.

"I want to start by saying I put myself in a bad situation over the weekend. didn't make the best decisions down the stretch," Sanders began.

"I'd like to apologize to my fans here, Sen. Kohl – who I will talk to directly. I've talked to the team and I apologized to them, just for shedding negative light on our team, on our organization.

"It's not what were about at all. It's not who we are, it's not what we stand for.

"I offer my apologies to everyone, especially the fans. I know they put a lot on me, they count on me a lot, and for everyone I let down, I'm going to get better. I'm going to be better. I'm going to get better at this on and off the court.

"I'm going to come back better.

"I just thank everyone for their concerns and being patient."

Jim Owczarski is an award-winning sports journalist and comes to Milwaukee by way of the Chicago Sun-Times Media Network.

A three-year Wisconsin resident who has considered Milwaukee a second home for the better part of seven years, he brings to the market experience covering nearly all major and college sports.

To this point in his career, he has been awarded six national Associated Press Sports Editors awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, breaking news and projects. He is also a four-time nominee for the prestigious Peter J. Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism, presented by the Chicago Headline Club, and is a two-time winner for Best Sports Story. He has also won numerous other Illinois Press Association, Illinois Associated Press and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association awards.

Jim's career started in earnest as a North Central College (Naperville, Ill.) senior in 2002 when he received a Richter Fellowship to cover the Chicago White Sox in spring training. He was hired by the Naperville Sun in 2003 and moved on to the Aurora Beacon News in 2007 before joining

In that time, he has covered the events, news and personalities that make up the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, NCAA football, baseball and men's and women's basketball as well as boxing, mixed martial arts and various U.S. Olympic teams.

Golf aficionados who venture into Illinois have also read Jim in GOLF Chicago Magazine as well as the Chicago District Golfer and Illinois Golfer magazines.