The USTA is full of fuckwits, this is well known. Bogo must have felt disrespected by PMac or someone else, seeing as they never picked him to play DC, and probably wouldn't next year, in favor of younger players like Young or Querrey, even though Bogo is ranked higher.
In response to this:
"I certainly believe… I have no issue with Alex personally. From the USTA standpoint, he was born in Russia, he has family there, he should repay the USTA. He's actually signed something saying that and we'll see what happens."
If this is true, then it is legally binding, but if not, then fuck the USTA. Bogo should be able to play for whatever team would be happy to have him.
Agreed. He wasn't gonna get a sniff with the US Davis Cup team anyways. I would've done the same as Alex.