Racist Comments Made by Clippers Owner Lead Sponsors to Drop The Team

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Corporate sponsors started to distance themselves from the Los Angeles Clippers Monday after a tape surfaced over the weekend of the team's owner Donald Sterling allegedly making racist remarks. The remarks were made in an audio obtained by TMZ in which Donald Sterling was warning his ex-girlfriend (pictured above) to avoid being seen or photographed in public with black people.According to The Huffington Post Monday, brands that have terminated their relationship with the Clippers include, Carmax, Virgin America, Mercedes-Benz and Chumash Casino Resort. Also, the following companies are all reportedly suspending their sponsorships with the team - Corona, State Farm, Kia, AQUAhydrate, Red Bull, Sprint, Yokohama Tire Corporation, LoanMart, and Lumber Liquidators. . . .

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