State Farm & Many More Pulling Sponsorship Of The Clippers, RIP Cliff Paul?

Looks like there is a possibility that Donald Sterling's comments could be costing him money. According to sports journalist, Nick Fasulo, State Farm is the first of many sponsors that may be pulling their sponsorship of the Clippers. He tweeted earlier today, "State Farm is pulling its sponsorship of the Clippers. Wow. Others expected to do the same. Steve Stoute is the CEO of Translation – a marketing firm with State Farm as a client. Seeing conflicting reports on his title. State Farm can and may very well be pulling out of any relationship with Clippers, but that does not necessarily mean RIP Cliff Paul." 

For those who don't know who Cliff Paul, he's Chris Paul's "twin brother" who works for State Farm (He's actually just a character Chris Paul plays on State Farm commercials.... maybe.)

Along with State Farm, Kia, Aquahydrate, Virgin America, Red Bull and CarMax have all reportedly suspended their sponsorships with the Clippers. As far as Chris Paul's twin Cliff, he  could very well be safe and sound. Pulling sponsorship from the Clippers doesn't necessarily mean that State Farm does not want to continue working with HIM as a player.  Good thing too, because I like Cliff and Chris.

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Comment by B Thang on April 28, 2014 at 4:15pm
Wow. That is so unfortunate because all of the marketing is so creative with these companies. I don't blame them tho because who wants to be associated with someone who is full blown racist. Ugh.
Comment by Rad on April 28, 2014 at 4:26pm

Wow. I didn't think the advertisers would do it. The only way to appeal to a cheap racist bastard like Sterling is to f*** with his money. Good for those advertisers.

Comment by SoLuscious on April 28, 2014 at 4:26pm

hes super handsome.

Comment by SMSLove on April 28, 2014 at 4:34pm
Cliff Paul might have to be causality. .. oh well, Chris Paul pockets will remain fat
Comment by V on April 28, 2014 at 4:49pm
I told my bf last night: a biz man turns to sh!t when his reputation tanks, when he loses sponsors and relationships. Someone as wealthy as Sterling won't miss a few dollars but embarrassing him publicly works for me.
Comment by Formally Known as Ginger on April 28, 2014 at 4:57pm

The only thing I could think about while reading this article is how fine Chris Paul is he is my ultimate celebrity crush. He is so dang clean cut and I love the fact he seems to be a true family man.

Comment by Robin Smith on April 28, 2014 at 7:03pm

good. I'm glad.

Comment by Elise' on April 28, 2014 at 7:39pm

Mercedes Benz, McDonalds and Virgin America--also pulled out

Comment by Eleven8 on April 28, 2014 at 9:52pm

I don't think Cliff Paul will be a casualty. I'm assuming Chris' endorsement with State Farm is completely separate from Clippers sponsorship.

Comment by Felisha Johnson on April 29, 2014 at 8:17am

Those Cliff Paul/Chris Paul commercials are lame to me anyway. He sucks at acting. But I think they're trying to be politically correct with this one. No one wants their name associated with controversy, especially controversy that involves racism, homophobia, sexism and so forth.

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