Source: Chris Hansen Contributed to STOP Campaign

Kings Lobby

Artist’s rendering of what the inside of Sacramento’s new arena could look like. Courtesy: AECOM, April 2013

SACRAMENTO-

Sources told FOX40 News Friday afternoon that Chris Hansen donated $80,000 to a group intent on halting Sacramento’s progress on a new downtown arena.

It was revealed this week that Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork were sent a considerable donation. A STOP spokesperson told FOX40 News Friday morning that the group never actually received those funds.

Hansen was the figurehead in an effort to buy the Sacramento Kings and relocate them to Seattle.

The NBA ruled against a relocation, and the Maloof family ended up selling the team to Vivek Ranadive.