The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver for a year and fined him $10 million after an investigation into racism and misogyny.
The Professional League reported that an independent investigation found Sarver to engage in conduct that violated normal business standards, which are agreed upon in the league’s rules. “This behavior included racist language, unequal treatment of female employees, sexually explicit comments and behaviours, harsh treatment of employees and in some cases bullying.”
More than 70 employees of the Phoenix Suns have complained to ESPN about the toxic atmosphere at the club. Sarver denied all the accusations and said he would welcome an independent investigation. “Good leadership requires responsibility,” the owner said in today’s response.
As for the sun, it starts with me. While I do not agree with some of the things in the NBA report, I would like to apologize for the words and actions that offended my staff. I take full responsibility for what I did.”
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