Andrew Johnson was forced to cut his dreadlocks and he's still under scrutiny by wrestling officials, said his attorney, Dominic Speziali.
Andrew Johnson, a wrestler attending Buena Regional High School in New Jersey, was forced by referee Alan Maloney to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match, which sparked outrage around the country last month. This week, another referee wanted Johnson to cover his now shorter hair for a match.
"This was a combination of an abuse of power, racism, and just plain negligence," said Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs.
Alan Maloney, a white New Jersey referee, who forced Andrew Johnson, a Black high school wrestler, to cut off his dreadlocks during a match has been barred from further officiating as an investigation takes place.
New Jersey sports associations have dismissed this racist's behavior before.
UPDATE: Dec. 23, 2018 at 8:44 EST:
Alan Maloney, a white referee, forced Andrew Johnson, a Black high school wrestler, to cut off his dreadlocks or he would disqualify him from the match.