Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on Wednesday that the state investigation has ended with an agreement between the Division of Civil Rights and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.
“Student athletes should be able to compete with each other on a level playing field. Racial discrimination in the enforcement of the rules of any sport is inconsistent with the spirit of fair play," Grewal said in a statement.
Video of the wrestling match at Buena Regional High School last December quickly went viral. The video showed Andrew Johnson, who is black, wearing a hair cover. But Maloney, who is white, told Johnson that he had to cut his hair or forfeit the match.