Banned Jazz fans' $  100M诉讼结束 2019 拉塞尔威斯布鲁克惨败被驳回

Utah Jazz fans’ $ 100 million lawsuit against the team was dismissed years after they were banned from watching the team at the Vivint Arena. The fans were banned over what were called racial taunts directed at Westbrook during the 2019 事件.

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Shane Keisel said there was nothing racial about the heckling directed toward Westbrook during the 2019 游戏. He said the incident cost him his job and opened him up to online threats. The Jazz said the team probed the incident and stood by the decision to prohibit him and Jennifer Huff from the venue.

当时, Westbrook was fined $ 25,000 by the NBA after a video surfaced showing the former Oklahoma City Thunder guard directing vulgar comments to Keisel in the crowd. Westbrook said at the time he had been provoked by the fan who told him toget down on your knees like you used to.


Keisel was banned the next day.

In the lawsuit against the Jazz, Keisel acknowledged heckling Westbrook but insisted he told him totake care of his kneesbecause the guard had them wrapped in towels. He denied racial taunts.

Scott Hoyt, Keisel’s attorney, said his client intended to appeal the decision. Jazz attorney Jeff Hunt said the team waspleased with the court’s ruling.

Westbrook, who now plays for the 华盛顿奇才队, was subjected to more mistreatment on Wednesday when he had popcorn dumped on his hand. The Philadelphia 76ers banned the fan indefinitely.