Black wrestler rejects 2-year suspension of referee who made him cut dreadlocks

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Alan Maloney, a New Jersey-based White referee with a checkered past that borders racial bias against Black peers, students and athletes, was suspended for his role in demeaning a Buena High School Black wrestler last December. As previously reported, Maloney, who has also been accused of calling a fellow referee the N-word over a dispute about wine, was suspended for two years after ordering Andrew Johnson, 16, to either cut his dreads in a timely manner or be disqualified from a match he eventually won.

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