Multiple corporations have pulled out of sponsorship deal with the Clippers since the Donald Sterling comment hit the news. It's believed that Steve Stoute pushed the major companies to make this decision.
- CarMax was a sponser for 9-years and they’ve pulled out for the unacceptable comment by Don.
- State Farm wishes to take “a pause in its relationship”
- Virgin America ended their relationship as reported by Ryan Ruggiero, of CNBC, Kia and Red Bull suspended their sponsorship.
- AQUAhydrate joined the party and suspended their deal.
State Farm released a statement:
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.
Dang, does this mean the checks of certain players will get cut too?
SALUTE: WASHINGTON POST
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