In the photo, Ayles can be seen gesturing behind two Notre Dame fans who were on the field for a pregame snapshot.
He later said:
"It was all my fault, so I just want to say that I'm sorry," Ayles said. "I didn't mean to disrespect the school or anyone. I was just being stupid."
Coach Pete Carroll said Ayles would be "on active community service duty for some time," as punishment for the indiscretion.
Here's the picture of the gesture: