Marge's Mouth

The Cincinnati Reds' owner sparks a furor over alleged racial remarks

USING THE WORD NIGGER GETS YOU KICKED OFF most teams. But since Marge Schott owns the Cincinnati Reds, she's probably not going anywhere. In depositions from a lawsuit filed against Schott by a former employee, several former Reds executives allege that they heard Schott refer to two players as her "million-dollar niggers." She denies using the phrase but admits using the N word. There are also charges that Schott has a swastika armband at home, but she argues that it's "memorabilia."

The suit has since been dismissed, but the charges live on, putting the city in an uproar and prompting a...

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