The twists and turns of the Donald Sterling saga continue.
Included in a 30-page document detailing the charges against the Los Angeles Clippers owner are claims that Sterling tried to persuade V. Stiviano to tell a league investigator that she had altered the audio recording of him making racist remarks, according to the Los Angeles Times.
One of the six counts issued Monday by the NBA accuses the Clippers organization of “destroying evidence relating to the recording, providing false and misleading information to (chief NBA investigator David) Anders in connection with the commissioner’s investigation of the recording and issuing a false and misleading public statement on April 26 regarding the authenticity of the TMZ recording.”
The charges also allege that Sterling attempted the cover-up with help from his wife, Shelly, and Clippers president Andy Roeser.
The document also states that although Sterling and his wife have maintained that they are estranged, there is evidence that they are “inextricably intertwined.” The document cites multiple instances of the two being seen together at Clippers games and in the days immediately following the release of the audio by TMZ.
The NBA has given Sterling until May 27 to respond to the charges.
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