The University of California, Los Angeles has turned down a $3 million pledge by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
UCLA announced the move on Tuesday, saying Sterling’s “divisive and hurtful comments demonstrate that he does not share UCLA’s core values.”
The NBA on Tuesday banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million for making racist remarks.
UCLA says Sterling recently had pledged the $3 million to support basic kidney research by its Division of Nephrology.
The university also plans to return the $425,000 installment he’s already made.
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