This is exactly what he should be doing, i mean look at Micheal Vick, American football player who was arrested for running and illegal dog fighting ring. Since then he has apologised on many occasions spoken on behalf of the humane soceity, been active in promoting animal welfare, lobbying for harsher punishments for animal fighting as well as speaking to middle school kids about the dangers of animal fighting. Whether that forgives what he did is up to you but i dont really know what else i could reasonably ask of him.
Evans could do something similar, even if he was completely innocent in his mind, he is going to have this reputation regardless. Alternatively he could join Liverpool where he will be defended to the death
If you truly believe you are innocent of something you would continue to claim your innocence until the day you die
On Ched Evans, I have done a little bit of reading into the case (solid procrastination from my exam study) and its not as black and white as I thought, considering the 150,000 people signing a petition to stop him from playing for Sheff United. The other bloke got off though which was odd, shouldn't he have been found guilty of aiding or abetting or something?
On the whole "Evans playing for the club you support" I reckon (and you would be surprised by) the fair few fans if he signed for Everton would look up the case in some depth and then try to argue why he may be innocent, I say that as an Aussie that supporters Essendon in AFL (potentially committed systematic cheating with performance enhancing drugs with 34 players out of 44) where fans I see will twist and twist evidence to get what they (well i want us to be innocent so we) want... I am not comparing the crimes or anything, just the fan logic could follow similar paths