Total Pro Sports Bay Area Sports Anchor Quits Job After Caught Stealing Steph Curry Bodyguard’s Jacket During Playoffs (VIDEO)
Bay Area Sports Anchor Quits Job After Caught Stealing Steph Curry Bodyguard’s Jacket During Playoffs (VIDEO)
May 7, 2018
Writer for Total Pro Sports Since August 31, 2015
Last month, when the Golden State Warriors were in the first round taking on the San Antonio Spurs, controversy kicked off when a local TV sports reporter admitted to stealing a jacket belonging to the Warriors director of team security and Stephen Curry’s personal security guard.
Shumann was sent home after the theft and did not appear on–air for the station again.
Soon after, video surfaced of the incident, but Mike Shumann was fired. At the time, Warriors players were upset nothing was ever done and felt things would’ve been handled differently if the reporter was Black.
“Mike Shumann, the TV sports reporter and anchor who last month was caught stealing a jacket belonging to a Warriors employee, has resigned from ABC7/KGO, the company announced over the weekend.
In a release, KGO said Shumann admitted to the theft two weeks ago. He swiped the piece of apparel from the Warriors’ director of security.
Video of the incident surfaced on April 24 and clearly shows Shumann picking up a white jacket, balling it up, placing it in his bag and leaving the arena in San Antonio, where Golden State was facing the Spurs in an opening-round NBA playoff series.”
Upon returning to work, Warriors had decided to decline any interview with him, so he ultimately decided to quit his job.
Shumann released a statement following his resignation:
“I regret any embarrassment I have caused the station. My recent actions do not reflect the high standard of conduct expected at KGO. Nor do they represent the integrity with which I have conducted my professional sports and broadcast careers,” Shumann said in the statement.
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