NHL Anaheim Ducks Are Being Investigated For Racial Bias

February 7th, 2011 by Warren Shaw Leave a reply »
As hard as it is to believe in 2011, anti-Semitic charges have been leveled at the NHL Anaheim Ducks organization by former prospect Jason Bailey, who played college hockey at Michigan.

ESPN.com, NHL Fanhouse and Sports Illustrated have all reported on the allegations.  ESPN also reported on an NHL investigation citing anonymous sources.

Bailey, who is Jewish, alleges he was a victim of numerous anti-Semitic attacks by coaches of the team's farm club, according to a lawsuit filed in California.  

According to sources, Bailey, 23, claims that while he was a member of the Bakersfield (Calif.) Condors of the ECHL from 2007 through 2009, he was targeted because of his Jewish faith.

He mentions his head coach Marty Raymond (a French Canadian) and then-assistant coach Mark Pederson as the main protagonist.

The lawsuit claims Raymond said Jews "only care about money and who's who," and he didn't want his son, whose mother is Jewish, "to be raised Jewish or to wear a Yarmulke (a Jewish ceremonial skull cap)."

After Bailey sent a friend request to Pederson on Facebook, Pederson allegedly replie ...

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