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Family Of New Jersey Wrestler Forced To Cut Dreadlocks Speak Out | NBC Nightly News

September 11, 2019


FORCED TO CUT HIS HAIR OR FORFEIT. TONIGHT HIS FAMILY IS OR FORFEIT. TONIGHT HIS FAMILY IS SPEAKING OUT. TONIGHT HIS FAMILY IS SPEAKING OUT. MATT BRADLEY HAS THEIR SPEAKING OUT. MATT BRADLEY HAS THEIR MESSAGE. MATT BRADLEY HAS THEIR MESSAGE.>>Reporter: TONIGHT MESSAGE.>>Reporter: TONIGHT THE FAMILY OF A>>Reporter: TONIGHT THE FAMILY OF A NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL THE FAMILY OF A NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLER IS SPEAKING NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLER IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT WHAT THEY WRESTLER IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT WHAT THEY CALL THE SHOCKING OUT ABOUT WHAT THEY CALL THE SHOCKING PREMATCH ULTIMATUM. CALL THE SHOCKING PREMATCH ULTIMATUM. THE FAMILY EXPRESSED PREMATCH ULTIMATUM. THE FAMILY EXPRESSED GRATITUDE FOR THE THE FAMILY EXPRESSED GRATITUDE FOR THE OVERWHELMING SHOW OF GRATITUDE FOR THE OVERWHELMING SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR THEIR SON, OVERWHELMING SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR THEIR SON, ARGUING THAT HE WAS SUPPORT FOR THEIR SON, ARGUING THAT HE WAS UNDER DURESS AND ARGUING THAT HE WAS UNDER DURESS AND VISIBLY SHAKEN AFTER A UNDER DURESS AND VISIBLY SHAKEN AFTER A REFEREE GAVE HIM 90 VISIBLY SHAKEN AFTER A REFEREE GAVE HIM 90 SECONDS TO EITHER REFEREE GAVE HIM 90 SECONDS TO EITHER FORFEIT HIS MATCH OR SECONDS TO EITHER FORFEIT HIS MATCH OR CUT HIS HAIR THEIR FORFEIT HIS MATCH OR CUT HIS HAIR THEIR ATTORNEY SAYING THE CUT HIS HAIR THEIR ATTORNEY SAYING THE REF, ALLEN MALONE ATTORNEY SAYING THE REF, ALLEN MALONE SHOWED UP LATE TO THE REF, ALLEN MALONE SHOWED UP LATE TO THE MATCH AND WHEN HE SHOWED UP LATE TO THE MATCH AND WHEN HE EVALUATED ANDREW, HE MATCH AND WHEN HE EVALUATED ANDREW, HE FAILED TO RAISE THE EVALUATED ANDREW, HE FAILED TO RAISE THE ISSUE OF HIS HAIR OR FAILED TO RAISE THE ISSUE OF HIS HAIR OR THE NEED FOR HEAD ISSUE OF HIS HAIR OR THE NEED FOR HEAD COVERING. THE NEED FOR HEAD COVERING. CHANCE THE RAPPER COVERING. CHANCE THE RAPPER LABELING THE INCIDENT CHANCE THE RAPPER LABELING THE INCIDENT BOGUS. LABELING THE INCIDENT BOGUS. OLYMPIC WRESTLER BOGUS. OLYMPIC WRESTLER JORDAN BURROWS SAYING OLYMPIC WRESTLER JORDAN BURROWS SAYING IT’S SICKENING. JORDAN BURROWS SAYING IT’S SICKENING.>>IN HIGH SCHOOL YOUR IT’S SICKENING.>>IN HIGH SCHOOL YOUR ESTABLISHING WHO YOU>>IN HIGH SCHOOL YOUR ESTABLISHING WHO YOU ARE, CREATING AN ESTABLISHING WHO YOU ARE, CREATING AN IDENTITY. ARE, CREATING AN IDENTITY. I KNOW AS A YOUNG IDENTITY. I KNOW AS A YOUNG BLACK MAN HOW MUCH MY I KNOW AS A YOUNG BLACK MAN HOW MUCH MY HAIR MEANT TO ME. BLACK MAN HOW MUCH MY HAIR MEANT TO ME.>>NEW JERSEY SPORTS HAIR MEANT TO ME.>>NEW JERSEY SPORTS OFFICIALS SAY THEY’VE>>NEW JERSEY SPORTS OFFICIALS SAY THEY’VE OPENED A CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICIALS SAY THEY’VE OPENED A CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION AND HAVE OPENED A CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION AND HAVE SIDELINED MALONE. INVESTIGATION AND HAVE SIDELINED MALONE. A NEW JERSEY PAPER SIDELINED MALONE. A NEW JERSEY PAPER REPORTED IN 2016 HE A NEW JERSEY PAPER REPORTED IN 2016 HE CALLED A FELLOW REF A REPORTED IN 2016 HE CALLED A FELLOW REF A RACIAL SLUR. CALLED A FELLOW REF A RACIAL SLUR. HE LATER APOLOGIZED RACIAL SLUR. HE LATER APOLOGIZED AND HAS NOT RESPONDED HE LATER APOLOGIZED AND HAS NOT RESPONDED TO REQUESTS FOR

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