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New Mexico State Kicks Muslim Players Off the Football Team
Wisco | August 30, 2006 at 07:33 amby
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This was supposed to be Muammar Ali’s year at New Mexico State.
“Muammar Ali, who led the team with 561 yards rushing, will get even
more opportunities,” predicted SI.com in its NCAA football preview.
But he has no opportunities now. He’s off the team.
October 9, he “received a message on his phone answering machine at his
home that his jersey was being pulled and that he was released,” says a
letter from his attorney, George Bach, of the ACLU of New Mexico, to
That letter, dated October 25, alleges that Head Coach Hal Mumme engaged in religious discrimination.
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