The NZ coaching great believes the All Blacks' end of year tour could be a bridge too far for the convert.
"I will now do everything I can to restore people's faith in me."
The All Blacks haven't played in the US since losing to Ireland in 2016.
The 15-cap loose forward was allegedly involved in an incident involving a woman in a Dunedin bar.
NZR says the Eden Park test in Auckland will go ahead on August 7, with a second test in New Zealand also in the works.
The 1981 tour had a lasting impact on New Zealand and decades later some protestors are still fighting for change.
NZR are exploring their options of staging the Bledisloe Cup, as well as the Rugby Championship.
New Zealand and Australia were scheduled for three tests in three weeks across both sides of the Tasman.
'Ikale Tahi' only has one fit lock available for the clash in Auckland.
Newshub's panel of experts brace themselves for the worst and ponder the week's other sporting issues.
The 30-year-old returns to New Zealand after a stint in the UK with London Irish.
The Blues skipper has re-signed with NZ Rugby through until the end of the 2025 season.
The Blues' captain has put pen to paper to stay put in New Zealand through until the end of 2025.
The winger was shown red after what's been accused as play acting from French captain Anthony Jelonch.
The returning halfback has hit back the coach's suggestions his move to Sydney Roosters was far from a negotiating tactic.
Ian Foster has named his 36-man side to face Australia, South Africa and Argentina.
The three tests seem to have cleared up any selection headaches.
After turning out for his club side, Perenara can be selected for the upcoming Rugby Championship.
Even after being ruled out with injury, Coles took to mentoring his younger counterpart before facing Fiji.