Donald Sterling News: Did Disgraced Owners Harsh Treatment Of Son Lead To Drug-Overdose Death? [VIDEO]

Glenn Minnis
By Glenn Minnis @glennnyc
on May 05, 2014 08:18 AM EDT
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Disgraced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling is not only a racist, but also an out-of-control child abuser whose heartless treatment of his son may have played a role in his drug overdose related death at just 32-years old according to a source close to him. 

"I think Donald is embarrassing and disgusting," Cheryl Bogart, who insists her family has known the Sterlings for more than three decades told the New York Daily News. "He's not a human being. I don't think that he has a heart, or even a soul. I don't think he has anything inside him. I don't think he has feelings for anything."

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Bogart's brother, Phillip Scheid, adds there were many times when they were growing up that Scott Sterling would come by their house nursing new scars courtesy of alleged beatings from his dad.

"Donald was whipping him and beating him," he added. "He'd come over with slashes on his back, my mom would cry and we'd hide him in the closet if his father came looking for him. One time, Donald came banging on the door and pulled him out by his hair and dragged him into the car. He's the reason why his son is dead."

Donald Sterling has infamously become a household name over the last two weeks as news of a racist rant he once engaged in where he admonishes a girlfriend "not to bring black people to my games" was publicly released.

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Since then NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has imposed a lifetime ban on the league's longest tenured owner that prevents him from attending NBA games or having any dealings with the team he has owned since 1981. The 80-year-old Sterling was also fined $2.5 million.

Scheid maintains the same racist views Sterling displayed on the tape are the same ones he has espoused for as long as he can remember.

"One day he told Scott off for taking too much food at the dinner table and using his hands," Scheid told The News. "He said, 'stop being a little n----- and use the cutlery.'"

Still another time, Schied claims Sterling chastised his son for wearing a camouflage jumpsuit designed by rapper Master P. "He said, 'what are you wearing this crap for? Why are you wearing these clothes? You're a white man. Why are you wearing the Ne--- suit?'"

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