Deaf high school wrestler accuses official of discrimination in state title match

Dec 30, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing the governing body of Nebraska high school sports of discrimination, claiming a referee helped deny a deaf wrestler a state championship in February.

In a letter Tuesday on behalf of Paul Ruff, a former wrestler at Gering High School, the ACLU of Nebraska said that the Nebraska School Activities Association was aware that Ruff relied on lipreading during matches, yet still assigned the only masked referee to the championship match.

Source: ABC News