Referee Who Made Wrestler Cut Locs Banned for Two Years

Nicole Rojas
Sep 20, 2019 - 4:48
Referee Who

A New Jersey high school referee was suspended for two years after he made headlines after forcing a Black wrestler to cut his dreadlocks in order to compete. The punishment, which was announced by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, came as a result of an investigation by the state’s Division of Civil Rights (DCR). Alan Maloney, who is white, told Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson, who is Black, that he would need to cut off his dreadlocks or forfeit before a match with a wrestler from Oakcrest High School on December 19, 2018. The high school wrestler and his coaches protested the decision, but Johnson eventually agreed to the haircut. A team trainer cut Johnson’s dreadlocks just before...

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