Friday, October 22, 2021

Sacramento Radio: Sportscaster Sues Bonneville

Grant Napear

Grant Napear, the former NBA announcer who parted ways with Sports KHTK 1140 AM in Sacramento after tweeting "All Lives Matter" in the middle of racial tension amid the death of George Floyd, has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Bonneville the station’s parent company on Thursday.

FOX News reports Napear, who was the Sacramento Kings’ play-by-play announcer since 1988, filed the suit against Bonneville International alleging wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation, FOX40 Sacramento reported. Napear is seeking damages, including lost future wages and emotional distress.

The 62-year-old New York native tweeted in response to a question from former Kings center DeMarcus Cousins days after Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

"While we appreciate Grant’s positive contributions to KHTK over the years, his recent comments about the Black Lives Matter movement do not reflect the views or values of Bonneville International Corporation," the company said.

Bonneville International didn’t comment on the Napear lawsuit.

Last October, Napear didn’t appear to have any regrets over the tweet.

"And I said ‘all lives matter, every single one’, because I meant it. Do the lives of Black people matter? Hell yeah, the lives of Black people matter," Napear told FOX 40 Sacramento.

Grant Napear Complaint by FOX40 News

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