Kyrie Irving’s $500,000 Donation Won’t Be Accepted, Says ADL CEO

The Nets suspended Kyrie Irving without pay for at least five games Thursday after his repeated refusals to apologize for his recent promotion of an anti-Semitic documentary and book on social media.

The star guard has come under fire since Oct. 29, when he posted a since-deleted tweet endorsing a new movie based on a 2015 book titled Jews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America. Thursday’s discipline came less than 24 hours after a joint statement by Irving, the Nets and the Anti-Defamation League announcing that both the 11-year veteran and the team would donate $500,000 each to help “promote education ” and in combating hate speech by donating to causes and organizations working to combat hate speech.

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