Ryan McDonough Rumors

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver on Friday adamantly denied any bribe was paid to Councilman Sal DiCiccio following an allegation by the team’s former general manager that DiCiccio took “money to vote a certain way.” Sarver told The Arizona Republic that he had no idea what ex-GM Ryan McDonough was referring to when he called out DiCiccio on Twitter for calling basketball players who refused to play in the playoff games to protest social justice issues “whiny bitches.”
Phoenix councilman Sal DiCiccio has denied being offered a bribe to support spending taxpayer dollars on the $230-million renovation project of Talking Stick Resort Arena. That came after former Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough hinted in a tweet DiCiccio and possibly other council members somehow accepted money from the NBA franchise before later clarifying he was not suggesting a bribe was involved. That came after a series of tweets from the councilman blasting NBA players for boycotting games to protest racial injustice.