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Outside counsel to investigate accusations made by former Jazz player

Elijah Millsap
Posted at 5:50 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 19:50:19-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz announced Thursday afternoon that the team will work with outside counsel to investigate allegations made by a former player.

Elijah Millsap tweeted Wednesday that Jazz executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey made bigoted comments toward him during a meeting between the player and executive after the 2014-15 season.

“Almost 6yrs ago. On April 16, 2015, D. Lindsey made bigot remarks in my exit interview while conversing with Q. Snyder “if u say one more word, I’ll cut your Black ass and send you back to Louisiana,” Millsap wrote.

Following the team's Wednesday night win over the L.A. Lakers, a Jazz spokesperson said Lindsey "categorically denies making that statement."

In a statement released Thursday, a day later, the Jazz said "We have proactively engaged outside counsel to work in coordination with the NBA to thoroughly investigate this matter. We seek a comprehensive and unbiased review of the situation."

Millsap originally played on two 10-day contracts in 2015 with the Jazz before agreeing to an extension with the team. Utah later waved him in January 2016.