Ice Cube Fires Roger Mason As BIG3 Commissioner & Replaces Him
Only one season in and the BIG3 has already had to fire somebody.
On Monday, TMZ Sports obtained a letter the BIG3 sent to players, coaches and staff explaining that Roger Mason Jr. would no longer serve as commissioner of the league because of shady activity.
“We are writing to inform you of the decision by the BIG3 to terminate the employment of Roger Mason Jr. for cause under the terms of his employment agreement with the league.”
The report digs deep into how Roger Mason and two people he brought along cost the league millions of dollars with their shady practices.
“The letter details a corruption investigation involving Mason and his ties to two Qatari investors who allegedly stiffed the league out of millions of dollars … investors that Mason brought to the league in the first place.
BIG 3 sued the investors Ayman Sabi and Ahmed Al-Rumaihi — but Mason allegedly refused to cooperate with the league because of his personal relationship with the men.
The league says Mason had an obligation to side with BIG3 due to his role as Commish.
One of the problems, the league says it found evidence the Qataris were showering certain BIG3 employees with gifts and vacations while refusing to pay the league. The insinuation is that Mason was one of the beneficiaries and it corrupted his ability to effectively run the league. “
For now, Ice Cube will serve as the commissioner until a long-term replacement is found.