Reporter who took Warriors security manager’s jacket resigns

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While covering the Warriors’ first-round series against the Spurs for ABC7, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mike Shumann took a jacket belonging to Warriors security manager Ralph Walker.

Because Shumann’s company has a TV contract with the NBA, the Golden State organization tried to move past the incident. But Warriors players felt there was a double standard because Shumann white.

It became a full-blown thing.

Perhaps, this is the conclusion.


Mike Shumann, ABC7 sports anchor and reporter, has announced his resignation from the company.
Two weeks ago, Shumann admitted to taking a jacket belonging to an employee of the Golden State Warriors while on assignment in San Antonio.
Shumann released the following statement:
“It is with sadness that I announce that ABC7 news and I have decided to amicably part ways after 24 years together.
I regret any embarrassment I have caused the station. My recent actions do not reflect the high standard of conduct expected at KGO. Nor do they represent the integrity with which I have conducted my professional sports and broadcast careers.

This was such an odd saga, and we still don’t know why Shumann took the jacket. But this ought to help the Warriors move past any internal disagreement about the handling of it.