Robert Sarver video shows Suns owner making sexual comments

Robert Sarver, Suns and Mercury owner (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Robert Sarver, Suns and Mercury owner (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Footage of Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver making inappropriate sexual comments at a memorial roast for Dick Heckman has surfaced. 

New damning footage of Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver has surfaced in which he is heard using sexually explicit language to describe team employees.

The video comes on the heels of an explosive report from ESPN that detailed how Sarver created a hostile and toxic workplace.

In the video, which Sports Illustrated released on Tuesday night, Sarver is heard making inappropriate sexual comments about Suns cheerleaders and minority owner Dick Heckman ejaculating in the socks of then-Suns guard Steve Nash.

Warning: The following video contains inappropriate sexually explicit language.

Robert Sarver made sexual jokes during Dick Heckman memorial roast

The comments were reportedly made at a memorial service for Heckman, who was a minority owner of the team before his death. According to SI, Heckman’s widow arranged a memorial roast which was in keeping with her late husband’s wishes.

It was at this roast that Sarver made numerous inappropriate comments in the form of what appears to be attempts at humor. There is no record of Sarver having a career in comedy, either at the amateur or professional level.

These are not jokes either in that they’re funny or that they’re harmless. Sarver is accused of creating a hostile and toxic work environment during his tenure as owner, one in which “inappropriate, outrageous, and consistent with Robert Sarver’s pattern of behavior.”

The release of the footage, which was reportedly taken during a team roast session, seems to further confirm the details of the original report.

Per Sports Illustrated, neither the Suns nor Sarver’s representatives have commented on the video’s release.