Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Mavericks acknowledge report of workplace misconduct

Mavericks acknowledge report of workplace misconduct

In a report by Sports Illustrated, several former women employees addressed the crooked misogynist behavior that occurred in the Mavericks workplace. Included in the expose are multiple details about allegations aimed at Terdema Ussery, who was president of the Mavericks for 18 years.

Ussery ended up leaving for Under Armour but resigned after less than two months on the job following a complaint made by a female employee to human resources about his sexual inappropriateness.

It's unclear when Sports Illustrated plan to publish their story. The Mavericks were referring to writer Sneed, who was involved in a domestic dispute with a girlfriend during the 2010-11 season that left her with bruises over her body and a fractured wrist. beat reporter Earl K. Sneed and HR director Buddy Pittman have also been let go. Once again, the Mavericks retained him as an employee. They announce that an unnamed employee - which is Sneed - was terminated.

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The Dallas Mavericks have received information about behavior in our workplace that appears to have violated the organization's standards of conduct.

The article alleges former Mavericks president and chief executive officer Terdema Ussery and other officials with the team engaged in various acts of inappropriate conduct toward women over a period of years. The team said that the former employee in question left the club nearly three years ago and that the organization was only made aware of the allegations in the past few days.

On Tuesday, the National Basketball Association released a statement regarding the allegations and are offering their full support in the Mavericks' investigation. The team also suspended an employee pending investigation whose job was to investigate such complaints and report them accurately and fully. That's it. And we're going to take every step.

The report said team website reporter Earl Sneed was twice accused of domestic assault while working for the Mavericks, including a guilty plea in a case that was dismissed when he met the conditions of the agreement. Pittman remained with the Mavericks until this week when he was sacked by Cuban, according to SI. "It's abhorrent. It's not a situation we condone". I'm probably not supposed to say this, but I just had dinner with a bunch of our guys the other night and here we are, we weren't competing for the playoffs, I was like 'look, losing is our best option, ' Cuban said.

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