I thought it would be funny (and fitting) if he actually blamed the dogs for his problems. Kinda like a "I don't have my homework because the dog ate it" kinda thing. Basically blame everybody but himself. Trouble seems to follow this guy around.
How can a guy with all of that money, waste a career and his endorsement deals over something so idiotic. He'll always be known for this. The stigma of torturing animals will never leave him.
Heck man, if you want to gamble, go to Vegas (on a private jet!)!