Redskins players express support for NBA Commissioner Adam SilverSeveral current and former Redskins players expressed support for Silver’s decision on Twitter. The reactions to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life came fast and furious Tuesday, and they weren’t limited to basketball types. In addition to his Tuesday announcement of a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling following a league investigation in which the 80-year-old real estate developer admitted to making the racist comments that appeared on the audio recordings published this past weekend, NBA commissioner Adam Silver also urged the rest of the NBA's owners to begin working to force Sterling to sell the team he purchased for $12.5 million in 1981. So, to review: Silver would need 75 percent of the NBA's owners or 22 of the 29 non-Clippers owners, now that Sterling's been removed from the mix and team president Andy Roeser has been put in charge in L.A. to vote in favor of terminating Sterling's ownership to turn the Clippers over to the league to control the sale of the franchise. Sterling told Fox News' Jim Gray Tuesday afternoon that he does not intend to sell the team, prompting the question: How exactly would an involuntary ouster of Sterling work?Source: washingtonpost.com
Sen. urges NFL to follow NBA, end 'Redskins'Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it's time for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to follow NBA counterpart Adam Silver's lead and rid his "league of bigotry and racism" by forcing the Washington Redskins to change their nickname.Source: ESPN.com
All 29 other NBA owners show support for Adam Silver's ban on Donald Sterling, setting stage for vote to force Clippers saleIn addition to his Tuesday announcement of a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling following a league investigation in which the 80-year-old real estate developer admitted to making the racist comments that ap…Source: yahoo.com
• Report: Clippers owner Donald Sterling caught on tape telling his girlfriend to not bring African-Americans to 'my games'