It's been important for Matt Mitchell to start to convey his side of the story in the America's Cup cheating case that continues to linger.
The Kiwi sailor, who was a grinder on for Oracle Team USA, has filed a complaint with sailing's international governing body ISAF of gross misconduct against all five members of the America's Cup jury, claiming the jury members used him "unwittingly as a prawn in Oracle Team USA's quest to defend the America's Cup against Team New Zealand."
Mitchell stated that he was pleased to be at a point where he could finally start to make some progress with the case.
"We've gathered lot more evidence and spoken to a lot more people, so the stuff we're going forward with now is much more factual," he said.
It's been a testing process for Mitchell, and the jury hearings have certainly had a lasting impact.
"It's the most difficult thing I've had to endure in my sporting career".
Check out the video above for the full interview
source: newshub archive