Broncos’ Knighton Tweets Anger Against Clippers Owner
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DENVER (CBS4) – Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton is adding his voice to the chorus of athletes condemning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after an audio clip was released claiming to be Sterling making racist remarks.
In the audio, said to have been recorded during an argument, a voice identified as Sterling tells his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.
The argument reportedly took place on April 9th, after V. Stiviano posted pictures on her Instagram of her and Magic Johnson.
On the tape, the man identified as Sterling can be heard to make several remarks disparaging African-Americans.
“It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?”
“You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.”
Knighton took to Twitter to express his outrage.
Another well-known athlete, former Pro-Bowl defensive end Marcellus Wiley, tweeted that he is giving up his tickets for the Clippers scheduled game in Los Angeles against the Golden State Warriors.
CBS Sports Insider Ken Berger reports the NBA is investigating the audio.
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