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Sponsors Cut Ties With Los Angeles Clippers

Raishad Hardnett |
April 28, 2014 | 5:21 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

It didn't take long for sponsors to start dumping the Clippers left and right. (Image via Wikipedia)
It didn't take long for sponsors to start dumping the Clippers left and right. (Image via Wikipedia)
At least 12 corporate sponsors say they are dumping or suspending sponsorship with the Los Angeles Clippers after an alleged audio recording of Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist comments went viral. 

"CarMax finds the statements attributed to the Clippers' owner completely unacceptable," CarMax said in a statement according to CNN Money. "While we have been a proud Clippers sponsor for nine years and support the team, fans and community, these statements necessitate that CarMax end its sponsorship."

SEE ALSO: Donald Sterling: The NBA's Black Eye

State Farm, Virgin America, Red Bull, Sprint, Corona, Kia, AquaHydrate, LoanMart, Yokohama Tire Corporation, Amtrak and the Chumash Casino Resort also said they will be cutting ties with the team, although some have said their relationships with individual team players will not be affected.

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