Feb. 2, 2000
At this time, it is not appropriate for me to comment on the NCAA's ruling. Mr. Dalis (UCLA Athletic Director) and his staff are the ones to talk about that.
I would like to say that I am sorry that all of this has created problems of worries for people who care about me - especially my team, the coaches and athletic staff at UCLA, and my family. I am very grateful for the encouragement I have received from my teammates, my family, and friends and fans in Los Angeles and at home in Kansas City. My goals right now are to succeed in school and to play basketball for UCLA as soon as I can.