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Bay Area TV Reporter Resigns After Stealing Warriors Employee's Jacket

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Mike Shumann, a longtime sportscaster for KGO-TV in San Francisco, has announced his resignation after being caught on camera last month taking a jacket that belonged to the Golden State Warriors’ director of team security.


Shumann, who has served as a reporter and anchor for the ABC affiliate for 24 years, stole the jacket of Ralph Walker, who’s also Steph Curry’s bodyguard, from courtside at a team practice in San Antonio during the Warriors’ first-round series against the Spurs. A few days later, video emerged:

Shumann was sent home from the series, and has been off-air since.

Shumann’s resignation statement was released by the station:

It is with sadness that I announce that ABC7 news and I have decided to amicably part ways after 24 years together.

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.

I have nothing but great memories working here and covering four World Series, three Super Bowls, three NBA championship runs, a Stanley Cup and two U.S. Opens.

I want to wish the station and all my fantastic colleagues at ABC 7 the best as they move forward. It has been my pleasure to work with you.

I also want to thank all the great viewers that have supported me over the years through thick and thin. It has been a great run from a Super Bowl Champion with the 49ers to riding in parades with other World champs here in the City by the Bay. As a 40 year resident I am humbled by the support and will never forget how fortunate I have been to ride the wave of Bay Area greatness.

Hope to see you down the road.

Very truly yours,
Mike Shumann

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