NHL Owner Faces Racial Discrimination Claims in Latest Lawsuit

Published September 12, 2023 at 9:04 PM
In a recent legal case, former NFL columnist Jim Trotter has accused NHL owner Terry Pegula of making a deeply racist comment. Trotter's lawsuit alleges racial discrimination, with Pegula, who also owns the Buffalo Sabres, at the center of these troubling claims.

The incident in question revolves around Pegula's response to protests against racial injustice. He's quoted as saying, "If black players don't like it here, they should go back to Africa and see how bad it is there." Trotter claims he reported this comment to the league, but no action was taken.

In addition to Pegula, Trotter has leveled allegations against Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys. Trotter contends that Jones suggested that black individuals concerned about diversity in NFL front offices should consider buying a team to influence hiring decisions.

Trotter's lawsuit primarily concerns his dismissal from the NFL as a writer. The league's explanation is that his contract naturally ended, and they couldn't retain him due to financial constraints.

This situation has garnered significant attention, with Pegula denying the accusations.

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NHL Owner Faces Racial Discrimination Claims in Latest Lawsuit

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