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Baylor drops Clippers racial discrimination claim

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09:28 AM ET 03.05 | Elgin Baylor on Friday dropped part of his wrongful-termination lawsuit that alleged the Clippers and owner Donald Sterling committed racial discrimination against him when Baylor was a team executive. Baylor, 76, is pressing ahead with the rest of his wrongful-termination claim that he suffered age discrimination and was unjustly fired. Baylor was the team's executive vice president and general manager for 22 years until August 2008.

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March 5, 2011  09:30 AM ET

first MEH

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March 5, 2011  09:53 AM ET
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Wonder why he's backing off on his racial discrimination claim.

He must have finally figured out that Donald Sterling doesn't discriminate against anything or anyone that can keep his organization from sucking.

March 5, 2011  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Wonder why he's backing off on his racial discrimination claim.

i'm thinking he had sterling dead in the water on that one - wonder if there was a cash - behind closed doors - do not tell any one about settlement -- i mean if you give me $ 5mil i will forget your a a-- hole

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March 5, 2011  10:58 AM ET

Because there WAS NO racial discrimination. Its a clear acceptance of the fact. I didn't see him complain about that for 22 years when he was getting his fat checks for sucking year after year??

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March 5, 2011  01:02 PM ET

He should have to give some of that money back to the fans. After collecting money for doing a pisspoor job for 22 years, he owes every NBA fan. He shoulda been canned 15 years ago. I just lost whatever respect I had for Elgin after reading about this lawsuit. How pathetic.

March 5, 2011  01:41 PM ET

Kind of hard to accuse an organisation of racial discrimination when they have employed you for 22 years. Someone got to him and explained that there really are legitimate cases out there where employees are discriminated against and he should loosely throw around such claims.

March 5, 2011  01:41 PM ET

*shouldn't

March 5, 2011  05:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Wonder why he's backing off on his racial discrimination claim.

Because he had no chance to win.

March 6, 2011  02:02 AM ET

Sterling isnt a racist........................he hates everyone, by definition that makes him a **** not a racist:-)

March 6, 2011  03:37 PM ET
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I think baylor meant to file a RIGHTFUL termination suit on account of his patheticness in running a franchise.Or maybe he was wrongly.terminated if he though the job was to run the franchise into the ground

shut-up

 
March 7, 2011  08:10 AM ET

How about discrimination against the clueless?

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