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Published July 3, 2013
ADDED BAGGAGE: In DC, Tracee Hamilton wrote the NFL “may take an image hit with its purse ban, and the league doesn’t need that.” It is “not producing a lot of good news these days.” Many women and men “already have decided to forgo the stadium experience.” With the addition of the bag rule, some women “who normally attend games may find those extra hours hard to resist” (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 7/1).
ON A SILVER PLATTER? Clippers Owner Donald Sterling is under fire after reports surfaced he used racial epithets while interviewing a prospective coach in the '80s. ESPN's Israel Gutierrez noted if Adam Silver, who takes over as NBA Commissioner in February, "wants to have an impact and say, 'We're not putting up with this anymore. My predecessor might, but I'm not going to,' then maybe he should do anything about it." Gutierrez acknowledges the use of the epithet happened nearly 30 years ago, but he said, "These days you start bringing up stories like that and people are going to want some action taken" ("Around The Horn," ESPN, 7/2).