Cabbie gets apology for 'knuckleheads'

Updated: June 21, 2010, 7:22 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The apologetic president and CEO of Staples Center owner AEG on Monday gave a $10,000 check to a cabbie whose taxi was burned by a mob when violence erupted near the arena after the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship last week.

"On behalf of all the knuckleheads, we apologize and hopefully that helps you get on your feet a little bit," Tim Leiweke told Abraham Teferi during the presentation at AEG offices.

Teferi, a 41-year-old Ethiopian immigrant with limited ...

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