This morning’s installment of ESPN’s “First Take” delved into new allegations surrounding AXS TV Chairman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who is involved in a petition alleging racial discrimination at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
USA Today reports that a former employee at the center filed a petition seeking documents from the Mavericks and is seeking to depose Cuban in connection with a possible racial discrimination lawsuit.
“Michelle Newsome filed the petition in Dallas County Court on Thursday alleging that Cuban tried to ‘sweep under the rug’ a 2011 incident at American Airlines Center that a noose was found in the IT closet across from Cuban’s suite,” USA Today reports. “Newsome, who is African-American, heard of the presence of the noose from a male employee, who is also African-American, who found it before the Mavericks’ Feb. 23, 2011 game.”
On today’s “First Take,” veteran sports commentator Stephen A. Smith in particular expressed alarm about Cuban and possible racial issues.
Here’s the clip …