San Francisco area sports anchor Mike Shumann has resigned from his gig covering the Golden State Warriors after he allegedly stole a jacket belonging to Golden State Warriors director of team security Ralph Walker.
According to KGO-TV, security cameras captured Shumann, a KGO-TV anchor for over 24 years, waking off with the jacket during a Warriors practice in April at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. Multiple Warriors players reportedly said they would not “brush this incident aside,” adding “they were concerned an apology wasn’t enough” and “wondered what would be the consequence if a media member of color had been caught stealing a team employee’s property?”
“It is with sadness that I announce that ABC7 news and I have decided to amicably part ways after 24 years together,” Shumann said in a statement Monday. “I regret any embarrassment I have caused the station. My recent actions do not reflect the high standard of conduct expected at KGO. Nor do they represent the integrity with which I have conducted my professional sports and broadcast careers.”
A former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver who played three of his six NFL seasons in the Bay Area, including a Super Bowl-winning campaign in 1981, is also a member of the Florida State Seminoles Hall of Fame.