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Arne Duncan Weighs In on Donald Sterling, Washington Redskins’ Name

By Bryan Toporek — April 28, 2014 1 min read
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During an event this morning to discuss high school graduation rates, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan couldn’t help but weigh in on one of the biggest controversies to come across the sports world in years.

On Friday evening, TMZ published audiotapes allegedly featuring Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, making racist remarks to his girlfriend, V. Stiviano. On Sunday, Deadspin released an extended version of said tapes, featuring more despicable remarks about his distaste for minorities.

When asked about Sterling’s remarks on Monday morning, Duncan didn’t mince words. If the voice on the tape is proven to be Sterling’s, the secretary told reporters “I don’t think he has a place in the NBA and the owners are going to have to step up,” according to
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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.