Everyone can relax now (*whew*), Rey Maualuga is deeply sorry for his playful dancing with ESPN Sideline Queen, Erin Andrews. I’m sure you’ve seen the clip, but after an uproar on the internet, Rey decided that it was necessary to send Ms. Andrews and email and a phone call to apologize for his shimmy before the Rose Bowl. Via the LA Times….

Responding to inquiries from media outlets, USC issued a statement regarding a video that captured linebacker Rey Maualuga dancing behind unsuspecting ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews before the Rose Bowl game.

“The situation was addressed immediately,” the statement said. “Rey both e-mailed and spoke to Erin and apologized to her. He realized he made a mistake and used poor judgment. He deeply regrets his actions.”

Andrews has declined to comment. Maualuga could not be reached for comment.

“We appreciate the apology,” ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said.

All joking aside, it’s good that he took the time to apologize. It was seemingly harmless, and I’m sure EA took it in stride, but it was a bit disrespectful and unprofessional. I really didn’t think about it like that during the first post, so good on Maualuga to come to that understanding as well.

USC’s Rey Maualuga apologizes to ESPN’s Erin Andrews, school says (LA Times)