Jets quarterback Geno Smith didn't have a bom-bom-bom-bom-bom-bah-bomb experience on a recent flight from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, getting escorted off the plane after a dispute.

On Thursday Virgin America released a statement calling the incident a "misunderstanding" and said they "apologized" to Geno.

"We believe it was the result of a misunderstanding that regrettably escalated unnecessarily," Virgin America said in a statement. "We've apologized to Mr. Smith for his experience, which could have been better -- and we'd welcome him back onboard any time. As an airline that prides itself on our guest service, we take incidents such as this one very seriously."

The Associated Press reports that Smith was asked to take off his headphones, declined to do so and the argument escalated. Smith has accepted the apology, however.

"I really appreciate that Virgin America took this seriously, looked into this matter and followed up with me," Smith said in his statement. "I look forward to flying their airline again soon."