Former NFL wide receiver Mike Shumann and sports anchor for Bay Area ABC7 was recently sent home and did not announce Game 4 between the Warriors and Spurs Sunday. Deadspin reported he was recorded by Warriors assistant coach Jarron Collins taking the jacket of Ralph Walker, Director of Warriors Team Security who’s also Steph Curry’s bodyguard.
According to several players although Shumann apologized for his transgression, they believe if the media member were black they would be different consequences for his act. As per Deadspin
But The Athletic report says “several prominent players” have raised concerns that Shumann would possibly have faced quicker and harsher discipline if he weren’t white:
What if a media member of color had been caught stealing a team employee’s property? Would swifter action have been taken to terminate an alleged thief, and would the incident have gone public sooner?
According to multiple sources who cover the team, several prominent players have voiced these concerns and are indicating that they will not brush this incident aside.
We will see if further discipline will be levied upon Shumann now that majority of the players have expressed their concern regarding the matter.