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Chris Hansen regrets latest bid to undermine Sacramento arena

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09:05 AM ET 08.17 | When his dream of buying the Sacramento Kings was shattered three months ago, Seattle investor Chris Hansen was gracious in defeat and offered Sacramento congratulations for keeping the team. On Friday, he was unmasked as the mystery donor behind the signature-gathering effort to force a public vote on the Kings' proposed downtown arena - an effort that could derail the arena and jeopardize the team's future in Sacramento once again. Hansen issued a statement late Friday apologizing for the donation, adding he will no longer fund the petition drive. He said he got "caught up (in) the heat of battle" amid signs that he was losing the tug-of-war over the Kings. But Hansen's statement made no explanation of why he made the contribution three weeks after he had lost the fight. "This is clearly a decision I regret," he said. "I wish the city of Sacramento and Kings fans the best in their efforts and they have my commitment not to have any involvement in their arena efforts in the future."

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August 17, 2013  09:58 AM ET

The Business Of Business Is Business, Bro.

August 17, 2013  10:00 AM ET

Next just Buy a billboard Bro!

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August 17, 2013  10:37 AM ET

Put on your big boy pants dude.

August 17, 2013  10:40 AM ET

This is SOOO yesterday. Get some real news please.

 
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