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Report: Jason Bailey sues Anaheim Ducks for ‘multiple verbal anti-Semitic attacks’

Jan 25, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT


TMZ Sports reports that 23-year-old forward Jason Bailey filed a law suit against the Anaheim Ducks organization for what he calls a “barrage of anti-Semitic, offensive and degrading verbal attacks.” The “damages” covered by he suit were not specified.

Bailey claims that he dealt with barbs about his Jewish heritage “from the moment” he joined Ducks’ former affiliate the Bakersfield Condors after Anaheim drafted him in the third round in 2005. (The Condors are now an affiliate for the Minnesota Wild.)

Bailey also alleges that he was forced to travel apart from the Condors and was given limited ice time because he is Jewish.

Update: Puck Daddy points out reports from Bakersfield Now that the Condors coaches were suspended in 2009 for the incidents.

While this is obviously at a point of conjecture – the Ducks did not respond to TMZ reporters – there is one bit of information in the story that could validate at least some of Bailey’s claims.

According to the documents, filed by Bailey’s powerhouse lawyer Keith Fink,  Bailey complained to the Ducks about the hostile work environment — and the team reacted by instructing the coaches to pen apology letters to Bailey in which they both admitted to using hurtful language.

The Ducks eventually traded Bailey to the Ottawa Senators for Shawn Weller in 2009. As a member of the Binghamton Senators, Bailey scored zero points and compiled 11 penalty minutes in 17 games this season. (For his full career stats, click here.)

(Bailey’s photo via the Ottawa Senators official Web site.)

  1. derpdederpdederp - Jan 26, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    given limited ice time because he is jewish? id say based on his 0 points in 17 games he was given limited ice time because he sucks

    • jon1000 - Jan 27, 2011 at 5:51 PM

      Hey Einstein – Why don’t you check his lifetime stats…. The prior years he did fairly well (including 6 goals the previous year).

      Thanks to this article by James OBrien however – only his last 17 games are mentioned – (which is bizarre on Mr. O’Brien’s part if you ask me).

      Hopefully – if Coach Raymond of the Bakersfield Condors was negligent and/or involved – he will lose his job for this kind of conduct (as his assistant coach Mark Pederson has already)

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