Basketball team suspended for "Coon" and "Knee Grow" on Jerseys

Basketball team suspended for

Basketball team suspended for "Coon" and "Knee Grow" on Jerseys

During a recent game at West Clermont Middle School, the team wore jerseys that were deemed to be "offensive" and "inappropriate" by various parents watching in the stands.

In addition, the local branch of the Cincinnati NAACP launched an investigation into the team's jerseys Monday.

An Ohio basketball team has been banished from their recreational league for wearing offensive jerseys during a game.

The team consisted of high school-aged players and was a part of the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League.

The teams with the controversial uniforms were not affiliated with the OH school districts other than renting the space and having players who were students.

When he took a closer look at the team, he was even more shocked to find that the kids had names like "Knee Grow" and "Coon" on the backs of their jerseys.

The Kings boys began playing their opponents, boys from West Claremont High School.

The team has since been thrown out of the league entirely but apparently they were somehow able to participate in three or four games in the recreational league before anyone took notice of how very bad a gesture these jerseys were.

The Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League called the game before it was over because of the Kings' boys' jerseys.

Rue, and other parents, are still wondering why the team was allowed to make it so far in the league with its offensive name and jerseys.

"I couldn't have made this up and had anyone believe me, I couldn't have", he said.

Joe Mallory, vice president of the Cincinnati NAACP, said his organization is investigating and wants to sit down with the league.

Charrise Middletown, Kings division coordinator, told WCPO the team was removed from the league after she heard about the unifroms.

"Kings Rec Basketball for grades 7-12 does not in any way support or condone the uniform infractions that occurred", Middleton said.

A statement was also provided to Middleton on behalf of the team's coach stating, "We sincerely apologize to anyone that was offended by the jerseys". 'We offered to cover them up or change, however the league saw fit to remove us and we have accepted that decision'.

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