Bay Area TV anchor allegedly stole from Warriors' staffer

A Bay Area TV reporter is under fire for allegedly stealing something from a Golden State Warriors’ staffer. Here’s what happened.

The Athletic reported todayand the report has since been confirmed by ESPN – that Mike Shumann, an anchor for KGO-TV in San Francisco, allegedly took a jacket belonging to Ralph Walker, the director of team security.

Shumann is a former NFL player. He also played collegiately at Florida State.

There is reportedly a video that shows the alleged incident. ESPN says it has reviewed the tape and confirmed what The Athletic reported.

ESPN is also reporting that Warriors players are refusing to do interviews with Shumann’s station.

Mike Shumann, a sports anchor of KGO-TV in San Francisco, is visible on the tape, which ESPN has reviewed. Shumann appears to take a jacket belonging to Ralph Walker, the Warriors’ director of team security, as he walks out of the AT&T Center.

Several Warriors players were upset over the way the team handled the incident, as first reported by The Athletic and confirmed by ESPN’s Chris Haynes. Shumann, who is white, is a former wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers and longtime TV reporter in the city, and some players fear he received special treatment.

Meanwhile, the Warriors have an agreement with KGO to provide exclusive interviews with players, interviews that usually have been conducted by Shumann. The Athletic reported the players are now refusing to do those interviews.

It’s been a crazy year in the NBA. This story, though, is one of the most bizarre.

Shumann was reportedly taken off the network’s coverage. He was not on TV Sunday night.

The Warriors are set to play Game 5 of their series against the Spurs on Tuesday night.

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