I stumbled upon Randal Pinkett's website (which didn't load in Firefox) and found the following brief quote on his home page:
"I should have just said 'Rebecca can be my Apprentice' but I was so caught up in the moment that I was overcome with selfishness. I will spend the rest of my career trying to make up for my incredibly poor image. Please forgive me."
Apparently I barely made it onto the site before word got out, because if you try to visit it as of the time I'm writing this you'll find that it's down. I would guess that his server his getting slammed with visits and couldn't handle the traffic.
FYI, here's the site: RandalPinkett.com
I'm not going to toss 12 weeks of having seen a good, solid, kind man out the window based on his actions at a highly emotional moment. I think he really regrets what he said in more ways than one. However, I have to say that definitely didn't fall under "grace under pressure"...