Dallas Mavericks to investigate sexual misconduct allegations after Sports Illustrated report

Dallas Mavericks to investigate sexual misconduct allegations after Sports Illustrated report

He can't advertise himself as the all-knowing owner who, according to this report, has an office that sounds a lot like a frat house.The problem is few of the details in this report are surprising. "Actually, I'm going to the movies with friends".

"You're going to get gang-banged", he asserted, "aren't you?" .

That example from Ussery was far from the only incident.

Players in, say, Europe or China aren't under such rules and keep that in mind because those are places the Raptors would look.

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Many feel that should have been enough to cost Sneed his job, but he remained with the Mavericks organization and was accused of hitting a Mavs colleague whom he was dating two years later. That came in spite of multiple reports to HR.

Two women told the outlet that Ussery, who left the National Basketball Association team in 2015, made requests for sex and touched women's legs during meetings among other forms of harassment.

In hindsight, Cuban said, "I would have fired him and still made him go to counseling" after learning details of the first domestic violence incident, expressing regret for not following up with police to discover those details. The woman reportedly suffered a fractured wrist and bruises on her arms and chest, and Sneed later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of family violence and was forced to pay a $750 fine, complete community service and enroll in anger management classes. The super negative environment was considered an "open secret" by the employees. "So we got it mostly from Earl's perspective, and because we didn't dig in with the details - and obviously it was a disgusting mistake in hindsight - we kind of, I don't want to say took his word for it, but we didn't see all the gruesome details until just recently. And I started doing some, asking some questions".

Mavericks VP of marketing Paul Monroe allegedly told an underling who complained about Ussery to "just take" the abuse and threatened to fire her if she spoke up. Ussery denies all the allegations. Following that, Ussery was named president of the Dallas Mavericks.

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Ussery responded to the recent allegations in a statement to Sports Illustrated. "During my almost 20-year tenure with the Mavericks, I am not aware of any sexual harassment complaints about me or any findings by the organization that I engaged in inappropriate conduct".

The Mavs also claimed that despite Ussery leaving the organization "nearly three years ago" they only became aware of the sexual misconduct complaints "in the past days".

"It has been alleged that a former officer of the organisation engaged in various acts of inappropriate conduct toward women over a period of years".

The 2017-2018 season has not been well for the Dallas Mavericks.

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While the front office was an issue, the actual locker room was not. I let people do their jobs. "I dealt with players all the time", she told the magazine. The current owner Mark Cuban was not accused of any kind of harassment but also had no knowledge of the extent of the problems in his organization.

The NBA said the Mavericks had informed the league of the allegations involving Ussery and Sneed. "Of course Mark knew [about the instances of harassment and assault]".

That has led to owner Mark Cuban making an interesting admission about how the Mavericks should approach the remainder of the season.

Cuban went on to say: "Terdema [Ussery] was hired before I got here, and the assertions you made were news to me". "The only awareness I have is because I heard you guys were looking into some things. I didn't read the police report on that until just [Tuesday], and that was a huge mistake, obviously".

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