Jeff Emig led a charmed life up until 1999. Then, on August 22, 1999, he was arrested in Lake Havasu for marijuana possession. That was the end of his days as a factory rider. Four months later, Jeff crashed while practicing for the 2000 Supercross series and broke both wrists. He healed up in time to have his throttle stick while practicing at Glen Helen. Jeff broke his leg in two places and crushed a vertebra. He decided to call it quits. Post-injury, he focused on running his privateer Edge Sports team before becoming best known as a TV commentator.