Muslims Sue New Mexico State U

August 30, 2006 § Leave a comment

“An attorney for New Mexico State University responded Tuesday to a federal civil rights complaint filed on behalf of three current Portland State University football players by saying the suit stemmed from one player’s demotion from the 2005 New Mexico State starting lineup….

The suit contends that Ali and cousins Vincent and Anthony Thompson were dismissed from the New Mexico State team in 2005 because of their Muslim faith. Ali had led the Aggies in rushing and all-purpose yardage the previous season as a sophomore but was demoted to the scout team in the first month of the 2005 season and later removed from the team.” (N. Maves; D. Uthman, The Oregonian)

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