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VIDEO: Mets OF and 2017 Astros Champion JD Davis Completely Backtracks Claims He Didn't Know About Sign-Stealing

JD Davis, a member of the 2017 Houston Astros, walked back his previous statements about cheating.
JD Davis, a member of the 2017 Houston Astros, walked back his previous statements about cheating. | @AnthonyDiComo Twitter

The official apologies from the Houston Astros for their sign-stealing scandal opened the floodgates for players across the league who were involved with the team in any way over the past few years to come forward to express their own regrets. One of those players is New York Mets outfielder JD Davis, who completely walked back his previous claims that he wasn't aware of the cheating while he was with the team in 2017.

In regards to his previous comments, Davis simply said that he "spoke prematurely" while emphasizing that he complied fully with the league's investigation.

He also went on to call the entire debacle "regrettable," adding that he was "ashamed" that he was complicit in it all.

Davis was a rookie with the team during the 2017 season who was bouncing back and forth between the majors and minors, but it's still hard to find any sympathy for him, especially when he outright lied about the scheme in the first place.

Plenty of players are going to have to earn back the trust of the rest of the league this year, and JD Davis is definitely one of them.