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Jeter: Sterling deserved what he got

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter expressed support for NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Silver's decision to ban Donald Sterling for life.

"He deserved it," Jeter said. "That's it. He deserved it. That's the bottom line. I don't know much of him or what has happened in the past. I feel sorry for everything said this time but [also for] people who have had to work under him throughout the years. But, yeah, that is something that is deserved.

"I don't know if 'assume' is the right word to use, but I would assume the NBA had a thorough investigation and there was just cause for what everyone saw."