Transcript for NBA Owner Under Fire Over Racially Charged Emails
One of the owners of the Atlanta hawks announcing he's selling the interest in the team after an offensive e-mail emerged plunging basketball into a another controversy about race. Here's ABC now. Atlanta hawks owner Bruce lef Venn son apologizing tonight for making offensive comments about race in this e-mail sent two years ago but seen by fans for the first time today. I want some white cheerleaders. I want the music to be music familiar to a 40-year-old white guy. He complained the kiss cam is too black. In a message to team management about how to sell more season tickets. And he voluntarily reported the e-mail this summer announcing today he will step down selling his ownership in the team just four months after publically criticizing Donald sterling for his racist rant and refusal to apologize. Donald sterling, what he said, I can't be partners with somebody who shares those views. Reporter: Why would he come out now two years after the e-mail went out? The NBA is still reeling from the Donald sterling story and in many ways, they know they can't get away with this anymore. Reporter: The league is still investigating the circumstances of his comments but calls them entirely unacceptable. ABC news, Washington.
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