Why is it that when some celebrity/sportsperson misbehaves enough to draw the attention of the police (or the general public via the media) and their employer/team management/committee, it's always the "unfortunate circumstances" and/or their "ordeal" that they mention?
It was not unfortunate circumstances which got you into this trouble. It's not like you sprained an ankle before a game, got the flu before a try-out, contracted some disease which has put your career in sport on the line.
You assaulted someone. It was your fault. Time to cop it sweet and take your lumps. I would prefer not to hear you bleating about how traumatic it is for you.
The latest whiner is the almost-Olympic swimmer, Nick D'Arcy, who clocked one of his teammates hours after qualifying for the Australian Olympic swimming team to compete in Beijing. He was sacked from the Olympic team by John Coates, Australian Olympic Committee President, for bringing himself and the sport into disrepute.