Roger Clemens issued some sort of crazy statement Sunday night in which he kind of apologies to the public, but not really…and for nothing specific.
“I know that many people want to know what I have to say about the recent articles in the media,” Clemens said in the statement. “Even though these articles contain many false accusations and mistakes, I need to say that I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry. I have apologized to my family and apologize to my fans. Like everyone, I have flaws. I have sometimes made choices which have not been right.”
OK. That’s fine. What exactly are you apologizing for again, Roger?
In the statement, Clemens continues:
“Now, I have been accused of having an improper relationship with a fifteen-year-old girl. Nothing could be further from the truth. This relationship has been twisted and distorted far beyond reality. It is just one of many, many accusations that are utterly false.”
Hang on now, Rocket…you’re straying from the ‘apology’ part.
Clemens refused to reveal the reason for unnecessary public declaration but concluded:
“I realize that many people want me to simply confess and apologize for the conduct that I have been accused of, but I cannot confess to, nor apologize for, things I did not do. I have apologized to my family for my mistakes. And having offered this apology to the public, I would ask that you let me and my family deal with these matters in private.”
These newfangled bullshit quasi-apologies we’re starting to get are indicative of what these athletes think of you, the fan. They believe if they email out a press release and the word ‘apology’ is in there somewhere…they can demand you accept what they insist is sincere regret.
Is Clemens red-assing his high priced attorneys around like he red-assed everyone around MLB for the last 20 years?