I completely understand why he might seek a settlement.
I completely disagree with the entire concept that because someone has money, they should be able to buy themselves out of a criminal prosecution if a crime was committed.
And the idea that a prosecutor for the State of New York (or any other jurisdiction) would allow a rich person to simply buy off their accuser.
It's off-topic I suppose, but it was the owners crying poverty, not the players. Now, I think it was right to criticize him, as flashing all of that money is pretty insensitive when so many people struggle.