State Farm Drops Clippers Sponsorship

Published 04/28 2014 06:06PM

Updated 04/28 2014 06:25PM

BLOOMINGTON - The fallout is growing over a recorded conversation in which Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly made racist comments against African-Americans.

Sterling can be heard allegedly arguing with girlfriend in recordings posted on TMZ and Deadspin.

The Basketball Players' Union is demanding he be barred from all playoff games this season, and sponsors have also begun to drop from the Clippers - including CarMax, Virgin America, and Kia.

State farm is also dropping its sponsorship of the clippers. In a statement released this afternoon, the company said "the remarks attributed to the clippers' owner are offensive. While those involved sort out the facts, we will be taking a pause in our relationship with the organization.

"We are monitoring the situation and we'll continually assess our options. We have a great relationship with Chris Paul and will continue supporting the ‘Born to Assist’ advertising campaign involving Chris and now other NBA players."

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