Grant Napear Rumors
So there’s a lawsuit taking place in America right now, and it just might be unique. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A man is suing a proxy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka the Mormon Church) for firing him over a tweet it saw as insensitive to Black people, but one he maintains was just espousing a first principle of his Unitarian Universalist faith. The man, the aforementioned Grant Napear, was a long-time play-by-play announcer for the Sacramento Kings. The tweet was a response to a former NBA All-Star who despised him.
Former Sacramento Kings broadcaster and popular radio talk show host Grant Napear has filed a lawsuit against the company that fired him following a controversial tweet, FOX40 has learned. Napear has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Bonneville International, the owner of radio station KHTK where Napear worked for over two decades before a tweet abruptly ended his Sacramento career.
Former Kings announcer Grant Napear is suing the parent company of KHTK-AM 1140, the radio home of the Kings, for an amount that exceeds $75,000 in damages for wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation, according to a complaint filed by Napear’s attorney in federal court in Sacramento.
Former Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear took a shot at ex-broadcast partner Doug Christie on his latest podcast, calling Christie a “coward” for not standing by his side amid allegations of racial insensitivity.
Grant Napear: “Comments from your enemies may hurt. However, the hurt from friends not standing by and supporting you is forever remembered. Now, I would like to just take all of that and succinctly sum it up in just one word, and that one word is coward.”