This does not surprise me one bit.
(CNN) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he’s sorry but feels he was “baited” to make racist comments, nearly two weeks after the NBA fined him and banned him for life for his remarks in a recorded conversation.
“When I listen to that tape, I don’t even know how I can say words like that. … I don’t know why the girl had me say those things,” he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview set to air on Monday.
“You’re saying you were set up?” Cooper asked.
“Well yes, I was baited,” Sterling said. “I mean, that’s not the way I talk. I don’t talk about people for one thing, ever. I talk about ideas and other things. I don’t talk about people.”
Sterling, an 80-year-old married lawyer and billionaire real-estate investor, hasn’t spoken publicly about the accusations since celebrity gossip website TMZ posted a 10-minute audio recording of him that drew widespread condemnation from fans, players and the league.
via Donald Sterling tells Anderson Cooper: ‘I’m asking for forgiveness’ – CNN.com.
I do not doubt his word on being baited. Sounds to be like some ex-whatever you wanna call it, coaxed him into saying the stuff he did and recorded it in retaliation for not getting paid or something.
Now I will tell you this; you watch. Donald Sterling will go through a period, where he will have to grovel at the altar of political correctness. Then, after a while, the powers-that-be at the NFL will finally lift his lifetime ban and he will be reinstated, like nothing ever happened. Why? Because he is of the right ethnic background, as is the current NBA commissioner.
Now, had Sterling been a WASP, like myself. He would be finished, personally and financially. However, because he is of the protected minority sort; and did attack someone within the liberal’s protected status, all will be forgiven in a short time and all of this will blow over, as if nothing ever happened. You watch and see if I am not correct.
Financial, ethnical and social status have their privileges and we are about to see just what those privileges entail. Now, if I am wrong; I will be quite pleased to see the NFL carry out this sort of a punishment. However, something tells me, that a period of groveling will take place and then a magical forgiveness and restoration will take please. You watch and see, if I am not correct.