Team 1114’s Official Response to FIRST’s Einstein Report

FIRST Hall of Fame Team 1114, Simbotics, would like to thank FIRST for thoroughly investigating, addressing, and documenting the robot failures that took place on the Einstein Field at the 2012 FIRST World Championship. We would especially like to thank Frank Merrick and his staff for constantly communicating with us throughout the process.

We are shocked, dismayed, and troubled that an individual on a FIRST team would actually perform an intentional, malicious, wireless attack on our alliance. We are concerned that neither the individual nor the team the individual is associated with have yet to come forward and publicly apologize for this horrendous incident. We hope that they come forward publicly soon, so we can all put this terrible event behind us. It would be a shame if they hid under the cloak of anonymity. Even if the team was completely unaware of the individual’s actions, we would still hope that they would come forward, so that some of the motives would become more clear.

Words can’t express how much this news hurts. To know that someone felt the need to intentionally target us for this type of attack stings beyond all belief. This is not the FIRST we grew up in, this is not the FIRST we love.

Jon Dudas Letter to Teams re: Einstein report

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