NJSIAA suspends wrestling ref in dreadlocks controversy following joint investigation

Alan Maloney, the referee in a match during which a Buena wrestler was forced to cut his dreadlocks, has been suspended.

Referee who made wrestler cut dreadlocks 'done working with' district

Buena district superintendent David Cappuccio said at an emergency board meeting that Alan Maloney will not longer referee for the (...)

N.J. governor 'deeply disturbed' that referee made wrestler cut dreadlocks or forfeit

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy is "deeply disturbed" by the recent incident where a wrestling referee told an athlete to either cut his (...)

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Controversial N.J. referee makes wrestler cut dreadlocks or forfeit match

A high school wrestling referee in New Jersey made a wrestler choose between cutting his dreadlocks or forfeiting his match on Wednesday.


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