Anyone who’s followed me for any length of time knows that I’m upfront about my successes and failures. I have never shied away from speaking openly about my shortcomings; some of which have been small and private; others larger and more visible.
Today a story landed in the press that has very little good to say about me and to which I wish to respond.
In response to an allegation of wrong doing on my part, in association with the Dorchester Sports League; I acknowledge the debt which is owed the Dorchester Sports League. I deeply regret the mistakes which resulted in this debt and I apologize for the entire situation. No one is responsible for this situation but me. I take full responsibility. Records show that half the debt has been repaid. I have stated that the balance will be paid and I stand by that commitment.
Other allegations have been made related to a former business and to circumstances dating back to 2008-2009. What is true is that I filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and followed all legal steps in this process. It is also true that it was a painful decision, and even more painful process, but at that time it was the only option I felt available, given the turn of the economy. Like so many I picked myself up and I rebuilt my life and my business. To say that it was a humbling experience is an understatement. My failures are as much a part of me as my triumphs, they have shaped me equally.
What is not true is that there was any wrong doing on my part as it relates to former client(s), projects…etc. To state that there was wrong doing on my part is completely false.
I again offer my apologies to those impacted by this situation both directly and indirectly.