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Dunbar Quits Game, Cites Racial Taunts

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By Alan Goldenbach
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, September 20, 2008

Leading 14-8 midway through the third quarter last night at Fort Hill in Cumberland, Md., Dunbar Coach Craig Jefferies said he pulled his team off the field after Crimson Tide players were subjected to repeated racial epithets.

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"They were trying to upset us, calling my guys the N-word. I had one guy in tears. I had to take him off the field," Jefferies said, adding that as he walked with his team to the locker room he was verbally accosted with slurs. He said the team was forced to stay in the locker room for 30 minutes while police established a secure path for the team to board its buses.

Messages left for Fort Hill Coach Todd Appel were not returned. A Cumberland police spokesman said last night there were no arrests at the game.

Jefferies said when he took his player off the field, the player threw his helmet down on the sideline, which drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Dunbar had four unsportsmanlike penalties for the game, three in the third quarter.

The Tide was flagged for a late hit on the next play, and Jefferies was penalized for arguing that foul.

Jefferies plans to send a videotape of the game, which is expected to be ruled a forfeit, to officials.


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