Noting that he is a father of two daughters, Newton added, "At their age, I try to instill in them that they can do and be anything that they want to be."
"The fact that, during this process I've already lost sponsors and countless fans, I realized that the joke is really on me. And I've learned a valuable lesson from this," the athlete expressed. "To the young people who see this, I hope that you learn something from this as well. Don't be like me, be better than me. To the reporters, to the journalists, to the moms -- super moms -- to the daughters, the sisters and the women all around the world, I sincerely apologize and hope that you can find the kindness of your heart to forgive me. Thank you."