He said (and of course this is paraphrased):
It’s like a La Salle student caught cheating in his exams. Can he just argue that he can pass without cheating, anyway? So if he just says sorry and asks that the school administration forget about it and leave it behind, would he get away scott free?
(Of course, I’m using a La Salle student as an example for obvious reasons. Ateneans don’t cheat (*joke*). Hey! I’m just trying to put some humor in an otherwise serious matter…)