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UCLA Is Returning A $3 Million Pledge From Former Clippers Owner Donald Sterling

Shortly after TMZ released the tape that would eventually lead to Donald Sterling's demise, multiple corporate sponsors of the Los Angeles Clippers cut ties with the organization. UCLA appears to be following in those corporations footsteps. 

">April 29, 2014

">April 29, 2014

From UCLA's release, which was published on the school's website hours after Sterling was banned for life from the NBA following racist statements he made on audio recordings: 

Mr. Sterling’s divisive and hurtful comments demonstrate that he does not share UCLA’s core values as a public university that fosters diversity, inclusion and respect. For those reasons, UCLA has decided to return Mr. Sterling’s initial payment of $425,000 and reject the remainder of a $3 million pledge he recently made to support basic kidney research by the UCLA Division of Nephrology. UCLA has received numerous inquiries about an advertisement in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times falsely suggesting that it was UCLA publicly thanking him for the gift. The ad was placed by Mr. Sterling, not the university.