Published: Sat, February 24, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Mavericks owner fined $600000 for tanking comments

Mavericks owner fined $600000 for tanking comments

"I want to be clear: I'm not putting the blame on anybody else", Cuban told ESPN.

Multiple women accused Ussery of harassing them, including unwelcome physical contact and requests for sex.

"No", the woman responded. I'm sure it's still going on'.

"No", Ussery insisted. "You're definitely getting gang-banged".

In a statement, Ussery denied any wrongdoing and claimed that he actually raised concerns of other employees who "had engaged in highly inappropriate" conduct. He made similar comments past year, saying that Dallas would be better suited to lose, but that comment was made once the team was already eliminated from playoff contention.

Nowitzki, a 39-year-old forward who is in his 20th season with the team, spoke about the situation following the Mavericks' practice Wednesday in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California. "Yesterday we notified the league office and immediately hired outside counsel to conduct a thorough and independent investigation", the organization said in a statement. Specific information relating to the hotline and a form of announcement that we will ask teams to send to all employees will be provided to you shortly. Two women connected with the team told Sports Illustrated that Ussery "harassed them for years". "During my career with the Mavericks, I have strived to conduct myself with character, integrity and empathy for others".

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he was aware of Sneed's history but said he was unaware of any accusations regarding Ussery.

Dirk Nowitzki had a strong reaction to the allegations made about the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

The NBA also released its own statement to address the issue involving the Mavericks.

He reportedly resigned from Under Armour after three months of work.

In response to the report, SI confirmed he fired long-time VP of Human Resources Buddy Pittman for allowing these travesties to continue, and he finally terminated Sneed. That was after Sneed pled guilty to misdemeanor assault in a 2012 case of domestic violence and was accused of a second instance of domestic violence by another Mavericks' employee in 2014. In addition, an employee whose job was to receive and investigate such complaints and report them accurately and fully, has been suspended pending the conclusion of our investigation.

No Mavericks players or coaches are implicated in the story. The players for the Dallas Mavericks have been openly praised from all those who have reported the scandal so far, saying that the Mavs locker room acted as a "safe haven" for numerous women who were being harassed in other areas of the work place. "I think Mark is going to step up and find answers".

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