Former Ohio State basketball player JaQuan Lyle posted a public apology on social media Wednesday night, five days after his arrest in his hometown of Evansville, Indiana, on charges stemming from an incident in which police say he punched the hood of one of their cruisers.

"Last weekend was something that I still cannot believe happened, but unfortunately it did, and for that I want to apologize for the city of Evansville, police department, and my family," Lyle wrote. "Those actions weren't me, and don't define me as a person."

Police say they asked Lyle to leave an Evansville bar early on May 12. They say Lyle punched the door as he exited and, once outside, punched the hood of a parked police car. He was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors. After the incident, an Ohio State representative revealed that Lyle had quit the team on April 11. He would have been a junior next season.

Lyle also addressed his leaving the team for the first time.

"I want to thank The Ohio State for an amazing two years. Thankful for all the people I met, coaches, teammates and professors. ... I wish nothing but the best for the University."