Michigan State hockey player accuses Ohio State player of racial slur, no discipline from Big Ten

A Michigan State hockey player accused an Ohio State opponent of directing a racial slur towards him throughout a Nov. 11 faculty hockey video games.

On Monday, Michigan State senior Jagger Joshua posted a message to social media the place he claims {that a} racial slur was directed in direction of him on a number of events in a 4-3 win over the Buckeyes.

Jagger Joshua, #23 of the Michigan State Spartans, follows the play towards the Ferris State Bulldogs within the first interval of the comfort sport through the Great Lakes Invitational Hockey Tournament on day two at Little Caesars Arena on Dec. 31, 2019 in Detroit. Michigan State defeated Ferris State 5-2.
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“Acts of racism don’t belong in hockey, as they will discourage African Americans and minorities like myself from enjoying and loving the sport,” Joshua wrote in a press release posted to Twitter. “Inaction within the face of racist feedback and actions permit these behaviors to proceed.

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“On November eleventh in our sport towards Ohio State, one of their gamers referred to as me a racial slur a number of instances. One of the officers heard the slur and gave the player a sport misconduct penalty. There was an investigation by the Big Ten in these days after the incident, however no additional motion has been taken by the Big Ten convention or Ohio State.”

A take a look at the field rating exhibits {that a} 10-minute sport misconduct penalty was issued to an Ohio State player within the second interval of the sport.

“Due to the absence of indeniable proof offered to the convention, the convention has not imposed additional disciplinary motion,” the Big Ten stated in a press release to The Detroit News.

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“The Big Ten Conference is dedicated to offering our student-athletes inclusive environments free from acts of harassment or discrimination in any kind.

“The security and well-being of our campus communities stays our high precedence.”

Wisconsin goalie Jared Moe, #35, makes a save while Michigan State forward Jagger Joshua, #23, looks for a rebound during a college hockey match between the University of Wisconsin Badgers and the Michigan State University Spartans on Jan.  14, 2022 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin goalie Jared Moe, #35, makes a save whereas Michigan State ahead Jagger Joshua, #23, appears to be like for a rebound throughout a school hockey match between the University of Wisconsin Badgers and the Michigan State University Spartans on Jan. 14, 2022 on the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Joshua is in his fourth season at Michigan State and is fifth on the workforce in factors (11) with six objectives and 5 assists.

“The inaction has left me feeling confused and pessimistic concerning the motion of range inside hockey tradition,” Joshua continued. “The ignorance of racism doesn’t belong in our sport, and I really feel that I must make individuals conscious that this incident occurred, as a result of with out acknowledgment, the issue will get worse.”

Adam Nightingale, who’s in his first yr as head coach in East Lansing, launched a press release through Michigan State athletics.

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“At Michigan State, we’re dedicated to a protected and welcoming area for our student-athletes,” Nightingale stated in a assertion to Twitter. “It is essential to me that every one student-athletes really feel comfy and supported in our locker room and in our program.

Michigan State Spartans forward Jagger Joshua, #23, celebrates after scoring a goal during a men's college hockey game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Oct.  29, 2022 at the Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Indiana.

Michigan State Spartans ahead Jagger Joshua, #23, celebrates after scoring a objective throughout a males’s faculty hockey sport between the Michigan State Spartans and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Oct. 29, 2022 on the Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Indiana.
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“I’m proud to have Jagger Joshua on our workforce.”

Michigan State is 9-4-1 on the season and 5-2-1 in convention play.

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