A TV sports anchor in the Bay Area was allegedly caught last month stealing a jacket belonging to the Golden State Warriors. The anchor, Mike Shumann, appears to have lost his job as a result of what happened.
Shumann, a former NFL player, released a statement at the end of last week. He's resigned from KGO-7, the ABC affiliate he's been with for 24 years.
Here's the statement:
It is with sadness that I announce that ABC7 news and I have decided to amicably part ways after 24 years together.
I regret any embarrassment I have caused the station. My recent actions do not reflect the high standard of conduct expected at KGO. Nor do they represent the integrity with which I have conducted my professional sports and broadcast careers.
I have nothing but great memories working here and covering four World Series, three Super Bowls, three NBA championship runs, a Stanley Cup and two U.S. Opens.
I want to wish the station and all my fantastic colleagues at ABC 7 the best as they move forward. It has been my pleasure to work with you.
I also want to thank all the great viewers that have supported me over the years through thick and thin. It has been a great run from a Super Bowl Champion with the 49ers to riding in parades with other World champs here in the City by the Bay. As a 40 year resident I am humbled by the support and will never forget how fortunate I have been to ride the wave of Bay Area greatness.
Hope to see you down the road.
Details of what happened (why did he take the jacket, for one?) have yet to be revealed. We might never know.
You can view the full statement below: