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NBA Suspends Phoenix Suns Owner Over Racial Slurs, Harassment

Robert Sarver

Robert Sarver

Photographer: Christian Petersen/Getty Images 

The National Basketball Association suspended Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver for one year and ordered him to pay $10 million after an investigation found he used racial slurs, sexually harassed female employees and bullied some staff members.

The league announced the decision Tuesday following the conclusion of an independent investigation involving more than 80,000 documents and other materials and interviews with 320 people, including current and former employees. The NBA said Sarver “engaged in conduct that clearly violated common workplace standards.”