Why did he apologize and get sentenced to community work if he was totally innocent? What the heck is the whole story here?
You don't seem to understand. Innocent (and totally innocent) is a poor choice of words. It means clean or pure. Innocent is not the same as not guilty and it certainly doesn't apply to what O'Byrne did. The fact that he has to do community service clearly shows that he did something wrong in the eyes of the law. The judge simply didn't want to ruin his career over an alcohol-related prank for which O'Byrne apologized.