UPDATE: January 19, 2019 – This story has come under scrutiny from the US military  since publishing, after the soldier admitted lying about the incident.

“The entire 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss team sincerely apologize to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Highway Patrol, the city of Sweetwater, Texas, the city of El Paso, the University of Texas at El Paso, the New Orleans Saints, the local and national media and the American people,” Payne said in a release.

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 Photo by Staff Sgt. Killo Gibson

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