State Farm suspends Clippers sponsorship following team owner's alleged racist remarks

By WEEK Producer

April 28, 2014 Updated Apr 29, 2014 at 12:13 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – State Farm is pulling its sponsorship of the Los Angeles Clippers following team owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist remarks.

In a statement released Monday, a state farm spokesperson said “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”.

State Farm is one of several companies suspending their involvement with the NBA franchise after audio surfaced last week of Sterling allegedly going on a racist tirade during a recent conversation with his girlfriend.

State Farm says it is “monitoring the situation” and plans to continue its relationship with the Born to Assist advertising campaign involving the Clippers’ Chris Paul and other NBA players.

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