Brandon Roy responds to his music video appearance. It's an impressively swift and thorough...


Brandon Roy responds to his music video appearance. It's an impressively swift and thorough response. Here's the full transcript of Brandon Roy's statement... -------------------- "The first thing when I seen it, I was really disappointed with myself. I'm usually a guy who's very conscious of what's going on around him. It was a situation where I was at a tournament that I regularly attend every year. It's for a really good cause. A couple of old friends of mine asked at first could I just take a picture for their website. I didn't even look into it. I just took the picture. Later on, they asked if it was ok to shoot the video in our area. Initially I didn't think anything of it. There wasn't any music, it was just two guys talking to a camera, from what it looked like to me. "As I thought about it, I said let me step away from this just in case. I never really looked back into the situation. I should have asked those guys what were they actually talking about. It's something that I don't want to make any excuses for. "It's something I shouldn't have been involved in. I don't smoke marijuana. I don't think kids should do it. I'm against those things. I just feel really bad that that's something that's associated with my name and my family. And that's not what we're about. "I think the biggest thing is I don't want to shine a lot of light on the video because it's something that I don't want kids watching and saying, 'Hey, Brandon Roy was in there.' "It's a situation where I should have been more responsible. Usually I am. I don't want to sound naive. Like, 'Hey, I didn't know nothing about what was going on.' I did know the guys were shooting the video but I wasn't participating in what they were talking about. I didn't even know what the topic of their video was. "They're old friends. For me, I was trying to be nice but at the same time I don't want to be a part of something like that." -------------------- PS Many thanks to je'mapple for posting the video. -- Ben Golliver | | Twitter