1. Well, there's certainly no facts that would suggest he's remorseful either. The average person with any human decency would apologize.
2. "But wait", you say. "He could incriminate himself in the criminal and civil actions!" He's already done that by pleading guilty. Such a plea is admissible in the later civil suit (which I said before won't sniff an actual trial date). His lawyers (who I know of, but not personally) undoubtedly know this. I'd be shocked if he's getting "no apology" advice from them.
3. Also, read the story. Downing admits to doing it, although his actual memory of it is "hazy".
4. In the civil trial, the issue for Downing's lawyers isn't whether he did it. He's virtually admitted he has. Their issue and strategy will be to dismantle the actual damages Garrison suffered.
5. Contrary to what you say, an apology really means little in the legal arena, but a whole lot (imo) in the public arena. Downing can be forgiven for doing something really stupid, but many people (me included) will continue to think of him as a Piece of Sh*t simply because he can't muster the courage to apologize for his stupidity.
This post was edited on 11/15 at 11:39 am