Without more information it is hard to form any opinion. Off the top of my head I would say he is trying to be manipulative. Are you sure he believes he is wrong or is he just saying that he is?? I really think thedog hit it right on the money.
Hmmmm...wonder if he was caught doing wrong, (thus the sympathy "card") or whether he was trying to get something off his chest and wanted to come clean...(and see if he could get away with it again = manipulative)...:corn: