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Racial Schotts result in suspension
By Larry Schwartz
Special to ESPN.com
Feb. 3, 1993
For uttering racial and ethnic slurs, Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott is suspended for a year, beginning March 1, from running the team by Major League Baseball. She can be reinstated in eight months if she complies with conditions of the suspension. She also is fined $25,000, the maximum permitted of an individual under the Major League agreement, and ordered to undergo multicultural sensitivity training.
In a compromise -- Schott dropped plans for a legal challenge -- she keeps her right to attend Reds games, maintains her position as managing general partner, and is allowed to name her interim successor: general manager Jim Bowden.
"I know Marge is laughing all the way to wherever it is she is going," says Hank Aaron, baseball's all-time home-run leader and a senior vice president for the Atlanta Braves. "She won this one. I'm very disappointed."
Schott's lawyer says she is "very upset. Depressed. She feels that she has been singled out."
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