In an interview with the New York Times takes Gimelstob responsibility for their actions and leave immediately their duties within proffstennisorganisationen.
I step to the side, because my job is to work for however, he and the players ' best. In my current situation, I am too much of a distracting factor and a load. I take responsibility for it and I take responsibility for what happened during halloween, " he says.
, were arrested in november for assault of a former friend. Even the friend's wife and a child became a witness to the beating.
He was sentenced in april to three years probation, 60 days community service and must undergo a year of therapy in order to better manage their mood.
the ATP-management voted in december not to set aside Gimelstob – who is one of three representatives chosen by the players – but players who of todays leading stars Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka have questioned the american and his fitness after misshandelsdomen.
last Tuesday that it was high time for the players to make their voices heard. He wrote also:
”There may simply not be possible for anyone to condone this type of behavior and even worse, support it.”
Gimelstob has been in the ATP's board of directors since 2008. He has been appreciated by the players that have pushed up the higher the prize money in the big tournaments.