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Sterling comments draw comparisons to Schott

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- Racist remarks attributed to an NBA owner are bringing up memories of an embarrassing moment in Cincinnati sports history.
   
But former Major League Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent says what Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is accused of saying is even worse than what got former Reds owner Marge Schott banned.  An alleged recording of Sterling surfaced in which he told a girlfriend he didn't want her to bring black people to his games after she posted a photo of herself with Hall of Famer Magic Johnson.
   
Several sponsors already dropped the Clippers including Carmax, State Farm and Kia.  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar worked with Sterling as a Clippers Special Assistant Coach in 2000.

Abdul-Jabbar said, "He has tried to do a PR campaign to soften his image, but I think the underlying person continues to reek forth."

The NBA will make an announcement Tuesday about its investigation involving Sterling. 

In 1993, baseball suspended Schott for one year after a series of racist and insensitive comments.  In 1996, she was suspended for life after stating her support for Adolf Hitler.  She sold the team in 1999.



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