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UCLA Rejects $3M Pledge From Sterling

By Jason Kandel
|  Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014  |  Updated 3:56 AM PDT
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UCLA Rejects $3M Pledge From Sterling

UCLA officials have rejected a $3 million donation pledge Clippers owner Donald Sterling recently made to the university for kidney research, saying the racially charged comments he made in a recorded telephone conversation were "divisive and hurtful."

"Mr. Sterling's divisive and hurtful comments demonstrate that he does not share UCLA's core values as a public university that fosters diversity, inclusion and respect," according to UCLA.

University officials said they have been receiving inquiries about an advertisement that appeared in Sunday's Los Angeles Times, "falsely suggesting that it was UCLA publicly thanking him for the gift.

"The ad was placed by Mr. Sterling, not the university,'' according to UCLA.

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