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A CBA coach was suspended for making anti-Semitic remarks and a gay slur. Albany Patroons coach Micheal Ray Richardson, a former NBA player, was suspended Wednesday by the team after telling the Albany Times Union that he had ”big-time Jew lawyers” working for him. In referring to Jews, Richardson told the newspaper in an interview Tuesday, ‘They got a lot of power in this world, you know what I mean? Which I think is great. I don’t think there’s nothing wrong with it. If you look in most professional sports, they’re run by Jewish people. If you look at a lot of most successful corporations and stuff, more businesses, they’re run by Jewish. It’s not a knock, but they are some crafty people.” Later that day, Richardson responded to a heckler at a game using an epithet and a gay slur. He will sit out the rest of the Continental Basketball Association’s best-of-five championship series, and will be barred from watching team practice and games while the league investigates the matter. ”It’s terrible and I don’t think it’s fair,” Richardson said. ”But I want to make an apology if I offended anyone because that’s not me.” The Patroons issued an apology Wednesday. ”We will not tolerate — and the league will not tolerate — bigots,” owner Ben Fernandez said.

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