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Former Angels Radio Host Sues Team, Alleging Racism

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Former Angels Radio pregame show host David Smith filed a lawsuit this week alleging the team fired him in 2009 for racist reasons.According to Reuters:

Smith claimed that the Angels did not allow another employee on a radio show because he sounded "too black" and "too ghetto" for an Orange County audience. His complaint also stated that co-workers said negative results were to be "expected when a Jew is hired as baseball's commissioner."

A spokesman for the Angels vehemently denies the claim, according to the report. The lawsuit was filed in Orange County Superior Court.