I want to ensure everyone that my frustrations and anger were in no way purposely directed toward damaging safety equipment or degrading the American Flag. I love this country and I love everything that the flag stands for. I totally support our American troops.
By quoting the famous American president JFK, he said that "When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters--one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity." In the spirit of this statement I want to apologize for my actions and at the same time take this opportunity to thank my sponsors, my fans and my family for sticking by me. I will learn from this experience and I am already looking forward to applying this new knowledge to the rest of the 2006 season.