A lot of stuff happened this weekend, including the rush for a bailout package, the Skins’ victory, fine weather, and more mudslinging in the presidential race. But the event that’s keeping my attention is what allegedly happened out in western Maryland on Friday night. Dunbar Senior High School was out in Cumberland in a tilt against Fort Hill. The Crimson Tide was up, 14-8, when Coach Craig Jefferies pulled his players off the field, after they allegedly heard taunts including the N word out there on the field.
Now, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association is conducting a probe to see what happened. The refs said they didn’t hear anything racial, and Fort Hill Coach Todd Appel says the same thing. The coach told the Washington Post that he’d spoken to one of the six black players on the 38-player roster, and the player said he’d heard no epithets. Dunbar players counter that the Fort Hill players were saying things under their breath.
I’ll be interested in what the probe turns up. I am not sure that a Maryland athletic association should be trusted to have the final word on the conduct of one of its members.
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