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Jewish hockey player claims he was harassed
January 26th, 2011
11:31 AM ET

Jewish hockey player claims he was harassed

A Jewish hockey player sued the National Hockey League's Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, claiming that coaches of one of its affiliate teams subjected him to harassment and anti-Semitic remarks.

Jason Bailey, 23, is seeking unspecified damages in the action filed in Orange County (California) Superior Court against the Ducks, the Bakersfield Condors and coaches Martin Raymond and Mark Pederson.

"Sorry, we can't comment," said Alex Gilchrist, director of media and communications for the Ducks.

According to the complaint, Bailey endured "a barrage of anti-Semitic, offensive and degrading verbal attacks regarding his Jewish faith" from Raymond, head coach of the Condors. Raymond, according to the lawsuit, would say, "they (referring to Jews) 'only care about money and who's who.' "

Read the full story here about the Jewish hockey player who says he was harassed.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • California • Judaism • Sports • United States

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. matthew

    JEw boys always want more money

    January 27, 2011 at 10:28 am |
    • Mr Hockey

      I see you are in the white trash club as well !!!

      January 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
  2. Mr Hockey

    Martin Raymond is low class white canuck trash. hopefully Samuelli will check him out fast!!!

    January 27, 2011 at 4:25 am |
  3. Phil

    LOL!

    The Ducks are owned by a Jew.

    January 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  4. HotAirAce

    Nobody should be subjected to the alledged behaviour(s). That being said, I'm pretty condident that if this guy had the skills to get more playing time, he would play more. Professional sports organizations hate to waste good talent by having them not play.

    Here's what wiki has to say about his carreer:

    "Bailey turned profession for the 2008–09 season and played 35 regular season games and 2 playoff games in the ECHL with the Bakersfield Condors registering two assists and 44 penalty minutes. He also played two games in AHL with the Iowa Chops. On 4 September 2009 the Anaheim Ducks traded Bailey to the Ottawa Senators for Shawn Weller. Bailey was assigned to the Binghamton Senators for the 2009–10 AHL season where he played in 62 regular-season games, scoring seven points with 78 penalty minutes."

    His carreer stats (for amateur and professional) are not exciting – he never hit double-digit numbers for goals or assists.

    He was dafted #63 overall in 2005 which is not bad – lots of 3rd round picks make the NHL, but he seems to have underachieved.

    He's certainly no Sidney Crosby. I suspect there is more to this than what we've seen thus far.

    January 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
    • blah

      Good job at dismissing your acceptance of anti semitism by starting your post with "Nobody should be subjected to the alledged behaviour(s). That being said..." then describing how its acceptable because he's not a NHL star.

      You're a real classy individual.

      January 27, 2011 at 11:33 am |
    • HotAirAce

      I attempted to be as neutral as possible and to provide additional information. I did not argue that anti-semitic statements were not made or that such statements are OK. Saying that there may be more to this than what has been reported in no way says that what has been reported is in error. Your reply seems to suggest that the only acceptable reply would be one taking the player's side 100% and condemning the team. Or are you just looking to be offended?

      January 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      @blah

      You appear to be yet another "drive by blogger." No response to my reply?

      January 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
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