Robert Sarver is the owner of the Phoenix Suns in the NBA. In his time as team owner, Sarver has been accused of making racist and misogynistic remarks. Robert Sarver, an American businessman, was recently accused of creating a racist and sexist workplace environment while owning the Phoenix Suns.
According to another ESPN report, the entrepreneur purportedly showed questionable images of his spouse, Penny Sanders, during a meeting. In a statement released by a former Suns executive, things got even more uncomfortable. Who is Robert Sarver’s wife Penny Sanders in 2022?
Who is Robert Sarver’s wife Penny Sanders?
Penny Sanders is a native of Missouri, and she married Robert Sarver in 1996. The two met in 1991 and were married on November 2, 1996.
Sanders is also a businesswoman who studied marketing at the University of Oklahoma after graduating from college in 1990. She reportedly holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Oklahoma.
Robert Sarver and Penny Sanders children
The Sarver family is one of the most prominent families in Phoenix, Arizona. The couple has three children, Max, Jake, and Zach Sarver. They live in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
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Robert Sarver accusations
According to an ESPN exposé published on November 4, Sarver is alleged to have made numerous misogynistic and racist remarks throughout his 17-year tenure as a Suns owner.
Earl Watson, Suns head coach, told ESPN that after a game against the Golden State Warriors, Sarver allegedly said:
“You know, why does Draymond Green get to run up the court and say [N-word],” repeating the n-word several times in a row.
In interviews with more than 70 former and current Suns employees, many of them claimed they felt uncomfortable around Sarver.
In another alleged incident, “Sarver once passed around a picture of his wife in a bikini to employees and spoke about times his wife performed oral sex on him,” reported ESPN.
“The level of misogyny and racism is beyond the pale,” one Suns co-owner told the outlet about Sarver. “It’s embarrassing as an owner.”
Sarver and his legal team have categorically denied all accusations against him.
“I am totally surprised by some of the accusations levied against me, personally, or against the Phoenix Suns and Mercury organizations, by ESPN,” said Sarver in a statement. “While I can’t begin to know how to respond to some of the vague suggestions made by mostly anonymous voices, I can certainly tell you that some of the claims I find completely repugnant to my nature and to the character of the Suns/Mercury workplace and I can tell you they never, ever happened.
“First and foremost, I reject any insinuation of personal or organizational racism or gender discrimination.
“I despise language that disrespects any individuals, regardless of race, gender, preference, or choice.
“Such language has no place in business or at home in what I consider Suns and Mercury families.”
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