Ryan Mills sent us this note:
A Letter to the Motocross Community from Ryan Mills #167
I felt I needed to write this letter to the industry, fans and friends to let you all know about some scary and damaging things that are going on in my life right now.
Someone created a Ryan Mills Facebook profile and has been pretending to be me for a long time. At first I let it go because I figured some people do weird and stupid things. Then it came to my attention that this crazy person was truly pretending to be me, having detailed conversations with sponsors, friends and girls and posting pictures of me that I don't even have. Anyone who thinks they are friends with me, Ryan Mills, on Facebook is wrong. It is not me. I have never had a Facebook profile and I am not on MySpace either.
This is damaging to my character, reputation and relationships. I am not the same 17 year old kid that I used to be. I am working my butt off trying to recover from my broken back last year and being a privateer. My days consist of working on my own bike, figuring out how to get to the next race and practicing yoga with my longtime girlfriend and trainer, Regina.
I do not know how crazy this person is. My motorcycle was stolen 6 weeks ago from my house. Four weeks later we were broken into again and someone stole all of Regina's jewelry and our watches. We are getting emails and texts from other girls who thought they were dating me but are now being threatened by this person. This is also extremely disrespectful to my relationship with Regina, my trainer and future wife.
Please REMOVE RYAN MILLS from your Facebook. It is NOT me. If anyone has info on who this is, please call the NY State Police in Gardiner at 845.256.0536.
Thank you for your support and understanding. I take my career very seriously and I am grateful to anyone who helps put an end to this.
Ryan Mills #167