Report: Sports Anchor Stole Jacket From Team Employee

Mike Shumann angers Golden State Warriors
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2018 7:01 AM CDT
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry warms up prior to Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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(Newser) – Golden State Warriors players are reportedly refusing to do interviews with ABC7/KGO-TV sports anchor Mike Shumann—apparently not because they don't like his coverage, but because they don't want him to take their stuff. The players are angry about an incident last week, when the longtime Bay Area reporter allegedly stole a jacket belonging to a Warriors staffer as he left the AT&T Center in San Antonio last week, the Athletic reports. ESPN reports that it has reviewed a tape in which Shumann appears to steal a jacket belonging to team security director Ralph Walker, who serves as star Steph Curry's personal bodyguard.

"We are taking these allegations very seriously and conducting a full investigation," a KGO spokesperson said Monday. "As a matter of policy, we do not comment about personnel matters." According to the Athletic, Shumann, a former San Francisco 49er, was sent home from San Antonio after the incident and has apologized to players. (Read more Golden State Warriors stories.)

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