Well that's how he worded it. And besides, even 52 weeks of anger management did not help much, did it?
But hey, 'whatever he did', it's OK now as the victim happily took him back so all's good....
He probably was just going over it quick and worded badly id imagine. He has said he has repeatedly apologised to Rihanna and if she wants to forgive than good for her. I don't feel he needs to make countless public apologies anymore.
I agree though he still appears to have a few demons with anger issues. He deserved a harsher punishment for the crime but its over now so I say let him be.