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Four-letter words fly in tiff over city of Miami board appointment

Normally, adding a person to a city board is a mundane affair that is rarely challenged.

That was not the case Thursday when, during a commission meeting, freshman Miami City Commissioner Keon Hardemon proposed putting businessman Steve Kneapler on the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority.

Commissioner Marc Sarnoff said he had unpleasant experiences with Kneapler, who has two pending lawsuits against the city. Kneapler declined to comment to the Miami Herald.

Sarnoff claims that, in a run-in with Kneapler, the businessman said “he is going to crush me and f--- me up.”

Sarnoff, a member of the authority. continued: “I would never put a man on this board who confronted you; I would never put a man on this board who called you a p---y.”

After weighing Sarnoff’s protests, Hardemon withdrew Kneapler’s name.

“I cannot condone any type of misbehavior by any grown man,” Hardemon said.

--NADEGE GREEN

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