Forthsky Padrigao, a star guard for the Ateneo Blue Eagles, has apologized for his past mistakes and announced his departure from the team. Padrigao did not specify the nature of his mistakes, but it is likely that they refer to the sexual assault allegations made against him before Seasons 84 and 85.
Padrigao expressed remorse for the pain his actions and words caused others, and said that he is taking responsibility for his past and future. He also said that he is hoping to learn from his mistakes and work towards redemption.
The sexual assault allegations against Padrigao have been a source of controversy throughout his time at Ateneo. While no formal complaints were ever lodged, the allegations have cast a shadow over his career.
Despite the off-court challenges, Padrigao has been a standout player on the court. He was a key member of the Blue Eagles’ championship team in Season 85, and was named a Mythical Five member and the MVP runner-up.
Padrigao is still eligible to play collegiate basketball for two to three more years. It remains to be seen whether he will choose to continue his basketball career elsewhere or pursue a different path.
Padrigao’s decision to depart from Ateneo is a significant step in his journey towards personal growth and redemption. He has shown a willingness to learn from his mistakes and to take responsibility for his actions. It will be interesting to see how he continues to develop as a person and as a basketball player.