Wrestling Dreadlock Incident
Referee Claims Defamation
… Wants $100,000
3/19/2019 6:49 AM PDT
The highschool referee who educated Andrew Johnson to chop his dreadlocks or forfeit is now threatening to sue … claiming he is been DEFAMED and he is demanding $100,000 in damages.
The wrestling match made worldwide headlines when Johnson — who’s black — appeared humiliated when he was principally compelled to chop his hair by the Dec. 2018 match.
The ref, Alan Maloney, has not reffed a single highschool wrestling match since … and he is pissed — claiming he did nothing unsuitable.
Actually, Maloney believes he was merely following the foundations laid out by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Affiliation … and can NOT be matter to any sort of punishment.
In his letter, Maloney states his case … saying Johnson’s hair dimension violated the foundations. Maloney claims he gave Johnson time to get a hair defending, nonetheless Johnson didn’t have one.
So, in accordance with NJSIAA safety, Maloney says “outfitted the wrestler with the time to acceptable the deficiency” — aka, a haircut.
Epitome of a workers participant ⬇️
A referee would not permit Andrew Johnson of Buena @brhschiefs to wrestle with a canopy over his dreadlocks. It was every an impromptu haircut, or a forfeit. Johnson chosen the haircut, then acquired by sudden victory in OT to assist spark Buena to a win. pic.twitter.com/f6JidKNKoI
— Mike Frankel (@MikeFrankelJSZ) December 20, 2018
As shortly on account of the video went viral, many individuals accused Maloney of understanding of racism and he feels the NJSIAA did nothing to acceptable the narrative.
Now, Maloney has fired off a letter to the NJSIAA saying he is planning to take accepted motion ensuing from he feels the affiliation has participated in DEFAMING him, inflicting him to lose earnings and endure emotional misery. He is claiming damages of $100okay.
As for Johnson, he returned to the mat after the incident and licensed for the prestigious regional championships.