To Everyone this Affected
I wanted to write to everyone since its public knowledge on what is going on. I regret deeply some decisions I have made recently this year. I will spare you all the details as I am sure it will get spun 50 different directions and quite frankly life is way to serious and to real right now to read on how things get spun and or used as entertainment on here. I also do not feel its appropriate to bring in deep life issues on here in this manner. My life is not entertainment at all right now, however with that said I have responsibility here. I have been very active and committed to leagues and owners over the years. Some of you I have known for 10 years and exchanged many conversations and emails and interactions abroad on all topics in life. Some of you maybe only 1 or 2 years Yes some leagues I have closed after a season or two, but guys still got their pay. Up until this year I have always sent every owner their due payout. Some of the guys that were ripping me in that thread have also been paid out by me on numerous occasions. I am not a fraud. I am a person just like the rest of you and yes I totally take responsibility and accountability for my actions. Every single person here reading this post or not, has made mistakes in their life. I have had some serious shit sling my way this year and no I will not get into all details as they'll be used as just a means to continue a bash session. Look, I deserve some of this, I am not blaming anyone but myself. I am the one at fault here. I realize for some its easy to kick a guy in the nuts when he is down and I realize I have ruined trust and friendships here as well. I hate that, I truly enjoy all of you and have always shown respect to everyone. In 10 years of running money leagues, this year has been the only year I've screwed up. I feel shame and feel like a douche at the moment. I cannot mend some of the trust issues anymore. I am sure I've ruined things on here for me. I get that. But I can mend the actions that I've done. That I am doing now. I have started to give refunds to all affected by my actions and will continue to give refunds until every cent is accounted for. That is the plain truth. PERIOD. I know its easy to judge and type things at will, I get it, I have thick skin. I will not however get into a back and forth sessions or fighting,etc etc. I am just writing this as I see its a highly talked topic right now and I want to assure owners in my leagues will get their pay and or refund. This I promise to everyone.
Dobber contacted me to see if things were ok. I talked with him and gave him a brief reply back on some issues I have. He suggested maybe I give him commish access rather than having a 3rd party person do that, as it was not working well. I said absolutely, "I want these guys to know I am gonna handle this mess and fix it , all of it". He agreed to take the reigns of the league in a short term manner to help the " fixing" if you will.
Dobber community, I am sorry I have acted in this manner, I have had issues this year that none of you want to have. This is by no means no excuse as I realize I just royally F***ed up making snap decisions and doing things completely out of my character. Those that wish to forgive me I appreciate it, those that want to hate, I understand it. I am not a vicous person here, I am going to make the wrongs here right again. This I am 250% committed to.
I realize there will be tons of responses to this, some stuff justified and some of it will be shots fired randomly. I guess its all fair in love and war so to speak.
I will not talk about things here, this is just a post to let everyone know whats up and what will happen in hockey, baseball, etc. Dobber has my email, if you want to talk via email or ask questions, etc please PM him and you can contact me. I do not feel " life", personal life should be bandied about in ill manner, No one's life should be regardless of fault at hand.
So know this- these issues will be corrected. Period. Iron clad. I have already begun this process.
To those of you not effected I apologize for having to read all this stuff that is taking away from your hockey enjoyment on these boards.
Think about your life and think back on some things you wish you would of done differently? Think about mistakes you've made and thought damn I should of handled that a different way. In some ways this is no different. I realize in dealing with peoples money there is no excuse, I jacked this up but this will be fixed. I will make the wrongs right and that is just the way its going to be. I should of prevented all this in the begining but its easier said than done.
Again, I am sorry and I will be fixing all these issues.