David Petraeus apologizes for career-ending affair in first public speech

Posted: 10:52 AM, Mar 27, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-27 11:26:07-04

Former CIA chief David Petraeus apologized during his first public appearance since news of an extramarital affair surfaced.

Petraeus was at the University of Southern California to host an event, honoring veterans and reserve officers in training.

He resigned as CIA director last November after an extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.

Petraus told the crowd, he’s sorry.

“Please allow me to begin my remarks this evening by reiterating how deeply I regret and apologize for the circumstances that led to my resignation from the CIA and caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters,” Petraeus told a crowd gathered at a Los Angeles hotel ballroom. “I am also keenly aware that the reason for my recent journey was my own doing.”