Donal Óg Cusack last night confirmed himself to be the second individual who gave a character reference for Tom Humprhries.
Cusack released a short statement via Twitter saying that he had shown a 'lack of judgement' and is 'genuinely sorry'.
I am the sportsman referenced as having written a character reference in the Tom Humphries case.
I absolutely condemn the crimes he has committed. I cannot begin to imagine the terrible suffering of the victim.
I apologise for any hurt or offence caused by my action. My intention was to help a human in a dark place who asked me for help.
I showed a lack of judgement in this situation for which I am genuinely sorry.
I will not be making any further comment and wish to let Justice take its course.
Cusack wrote his autobiography 'Come What May' with Tom Humphries.
Sunday Times journalist David Walsh last week said that he 'could not abandon' someone who had been a friend for 30 years when he explained why he had given a character reference for Humphries.
Tom Humphries will be sentenced later this month after pleading guilty to six charges relating to the sexual assault of a young girl.