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AUDIO: Danny Ferry’s Racist Comments On Luol Deng

In a week full of controversial scandals in the sports world, Hawks GM Danny Ferry’s racist comments about Heat forward Luol Deng caught everyone’s attention. Originally, the story was that Ferry was reading a scouting report on then-free agent Luol Deng and said “He’s not perfect, he’s got some African in him”, however, if you listen to the audio above obtained by Atlanta Journal-Constitution it clearly proves that Ferry made that comment on his own.

This phone call was with Hawks management and ownership, they are also heard laughing throughout the call. Ferry has been punished internally by the Hawks and has taken an indefinite leave of absence. This phone call also led to  Hawks owner Bruce Levenson self-reporting a racist e-mail that he sent in 2012, he will be selling his share of the team.

Luol Deng issued a very classy statement on this issue a few days ago.

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