UPDATE:

The Whitefish Bay Police Department released a lengthy statement about the incident involving John Henson. Read it here:

See original story below.

Earlier today, Bucks forward John Henson—who just signed a new four-year, $44 million contract with Milwaukee—decided he wanted to go to a jewelry store to check out a watch. So he made his way over to Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers, a store in Whitefish Bay, Wis. that has been around since 1899, and attempted to take a look at it. However, when he arrived, he claims he was told to “go away” and not permitted inside of the store. The store’s employees also moved to the back of the shop.

A short time later, Henson says two police officers arrived and started questioning him about a number of things. They asked him about the dealer plates on the car he was driving, which was given to him by a local car dealership as part of an endorsement deal he has. He was also asked why he wanted to enter the store. And after it was all over, Henson put up a lengthy post on Instagram accusing Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers of racial discrimination. You can read it here:

Assuming all of this is true, it’s obviously sad. Very sad. So far, we haven’t seen any reaction from the store. But we’re looking forward to hearing how they try to justify this shameful kind of behavior.

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