“Nothing like getting served, pestered by sheriffs and taken to court over a Will that myself and my sisters are not only 100% excluded from, but do not even have any interest in contesting in the first place. Thanks Dad.”
Craig Sager II recently tweeted about the fact that he and his sisters were cut out of his father’s will. That began a thread that alluded to a strained relationship with his stepmother and left many unanswered questions.
Yahoo Sports recently published an article, “Kacy Sager slams stepmom, sheds light on ugly Craig Sager estate drama,” that says the former sports reporter, best known for covering the NBA for TNT, died on December 15, 2016 at age 65, after battling leukemia.
Sager had five children in two marriages, and there were no reports of family estrangement. The younger Sager even wrote a loving recollection of his father for Sports Illustrated after his father’s death. They also wrote a book together, while the elder Sager was suffering with his terminal diagnosis.
However, daughter Kacy Sager released a statement that shed some light on the family dynamic and left no doubt how she feels about her stepmother, Stacy.
Kacy described an ugly situation surrounding the death of her late father, detailing how her father and stepmother started an affair while Craig was still married to her mother. She accused her stepmother of preventing her from seeing her dying father during his last days, and accused her of excluding her brother from being involved in family matters—despite his twice donating bone marrow to his father.
Kacy derided a story that Stacy wrote for The Players’ Tribune about her love affair with Craig for ignoring the fact that they began their relationship, while Craig was still married.
She also came to her brother’s defense for a moment of public honesty about the estate.
Kacy reiterated that she and her siblings weren’t contesting the will or seeking money. She is, however, describing the pain in her family and anger at her stepmother’s role in excluding her and her siblings from family matters, while also professing her love for her late father.
Reference: Yahoo Sports (January 3, 2018) “Kacy Sager slams stepmom, sheds light on ugly Craig Sager estate drama”