WNBPA Critical of Punishment for Suns, Mercury Owner Robert Sarver

The WNBA Players Association sent a letter to WNBA and NBA commissioners Cathy Engelbert and Adam Silver on Wednesday requesting a meeting to discuss Robert Sarver’s sentence.

The NBA suspended the owner of Suns and Mercury for a year and fined him $10 million following an investigation into workplace misconduct. When announcing the sentence, the league said the investigation found Sarver used the N-word at least five times “when telling the statements of others” during his time with both franchises. In addition, he consistently acted inappropriately towards employees. There were “cases of unjust behavior towards female employees,” including “sex-related comments,” the league said in a statement. He was also accused of ‘inappropriate physical behavior towards male employees’.