Player: I first want to apologize to the organization, this great city, my fans, and my family. Sigh (and look sad). I made a mistake in judgment and for that I’m truly sorry.
I just felt it was time get this off my chest…(Sigh)…this burden that has been weighing on me for so long. I owe that much. I was just a young and immature guy and trusted others too easily and went down the wrong path. (Sigh)…I’m truly sorry.
Commentary: Don’t you love these PR faux apologies? I love when the player interjects overwhelming looks of sadness and guilt during these press conferences. They should get Oscars for their performances.
Also, I love how they indirectly blame others for pulling them into the illegal activity. They couldn’t possibly have made the decision by themselves, known they were cheating, and known the consequences of their actions. No, that’s not possible. Right.
And please, you know they would’ve never fessed up if they weren’t caught. This is just a spectacle in damage control.