I'm here to inform all of you that I am responsible for the incident that happened this weekend at Washougal national. As many of you know a green laser went across Ryan Villopoto and Malcolm Stewart before the start of the first moto. I was the person who did that and I would like to say to those two riders that I am very sorry for causing any distraction to them before the start of the race. I had no intent to harm either rider or affect their results.
I would also like to extend my sincere apologies to Steve Matthes who had to hear the wrath of my father who was defending me with the thought that I was innocent because I told him a story to make him think I wasn't guilty, and also for saying what I said to him during the confrontation.
To my brother, my father, and Mike Genova, words cannot describe the pain and shame I have to live with right now knowing the problems I caused for all of you and the rest of the team. I know how hard you work Mike800, and how you've made your one goal to stay out of drama and just race and try to show the masses that you are a great rider that loves racing.
When I sit here and think about what I did and what it caused I feel like I ruined EVERYTHING you spent the last 5 years building on, and I am so sorry brother because you don't deserve any of this.
To my dad, thanks for standing up for me and showing me you would take that bullet for me. I shouldn't have told you a story when you looked at me and asked what I did. I should've just told you the truth but I couldn't because I was terrified and scared and what came out instead was little and low and you still believed me because that's what you do when your kids say something. I was so dumb.
Mike Genova, what can I say other than you tried getting me back on track here and wanted me to make a difference and I didn't make any difference except cost you a lot of people's respect they had started having for you. You're like my second father, and just like my dad I lied to you too, and you defended me against it all and I'm here to finally give up my story and come clean and tell you I was standing in the grass with a $12 dollar laser acting like a five-year-old, doing childish pranks and it all came down on your team and my brother. I'm really sorry, Mike. I thought I had changed and I made an effort prior to that mistake to do nothing wrong all week and try to help but I stopped thinking and I'm truly sorry.
My last apology I will end with is to the man who did his job and found me when I was doing something wrong, Davey Coombs. I am so sorry I had to put you in that situation that you had to spend important time looking for who was causing the big problem. I know how disappointed you were when you found out I was the one with the device and you had to do what you did, but I also want you to know I never thought you were rough with me, you were just doing your job.
To everyone else, the Monster Energy Kawasaki team, JGR, the Stewart family; MotoConcept team members Vince Freise, James, Dave Dye, Daniel Castloo, Shauna Genova and Sandy Genova; I'm sorry for the outcome of this, it was never my intentions and I will work hard to learn from all of this and return to a professional human that uses his brain before making actions.
To the motorcycle community, I hope this does not reflect who I am because I'm not the person it looks like I am right now and I will try and prove that in the future.
I love this guy right here
Jeff, I am glad you decided to just come clean. This will be the best way to get past this and get your brother Mike back out there where he belongs.
"A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable, and always unacceptable."
We can move on, now.
"Say not in grief he is no more - but live in thankfulness that he was."
But seriously, that does sound like someone "helped" Jeff write that.
Either way, it doesn't matter. What matters is that you take those words as your own, Jeff, and try to act like a grown man from this day forward. This is a good start, but actions speak louder than words.
Powerband in every gear !
In, and if Jeff actually typed/posted that I'm the pope. Pr at its best.
@mx141 Those dudes on Vital take shit WAY too seriously. I think they think they are signed on to a "let's cure cancer" message board
Props man.. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes.
hard to read that and think its jeff, whoever wrote it used paragraphs...
Nice,now its time to go racing again.
I think someone proof read it for him.
Now when does Tony put out his apology ?
Do you feel lucky punk?
Jeff, God can turn this around. Romans 10:9-10 and 13.
This shoud have happened right then and there, but hey, it takes a man to admit when hes wrong. Stand up stuff right there...Now show everyone your action will speak louder than your words. Jeff, most people are forgiving and Americans in general love a good comeback. But seriously, show everyone with your actions!!
Holy crap dude good on you, took some balls.....
Best apology would be get Mike back racing!
It had to start somewhere and... I guess there it is. I hope you get your life back on track, good luck to you.
This is a start.... But you have cost your brother everything, the one thing he excels at is outdoor motocross! You put your father in a position to make himself look like an idiot after he has been busting his ass to make this team successful... Apologies are a great start but man, you have to get your shit together! If you would have taken responsibility from the get go this would have never gotten to this point!
Well that de-escalated quickly.
Seriously though, I guess a sincere apology is all we can ask for.
Maybe just maybe that's a start, however the writing style doesn't fit!
No shit! Truly surprised.
Way to man up. Should have just come clean in the first place.
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He really had no choice but to address this the way he did. Or fade into obsurity. I hope he is sincere. What he did surely is forgivable. He will now need to live this down. And it will take some time. As this deal is insanely hilarious and won't be forgotten any time soon. But I don't think Obamas speech writters could have written a better apology.
Good on you Jeff for stepping up and putting this out there. I know youre probably taking a lot of shit from all directions at this point, and hope that people will eventually move on from this.
Commander in Chief of team A.B.V.
Jeff, good on you for the apology. The only downside is this apology is a bit late now that your father, Tony, has flown off the deep end with his accusations and slander. He has clearly lied to the point where he is in deeper than you are. I think the public and the fans need to see an honest apology from Tony now otherwise it's just another case of him showing his true colors. It may be too late for him to save face.
I hope this is sincere and legit. Absolute best thing a person can do in this situation, so good for Jeff.
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Good Job owning up to it Jeff,