Deaf basketball referee sues Georgia High School Association

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

ATLANTA (AP) — A deaf basketball referee is suing the Georgia high school athletic association, saying it has discriminated against him.

News outlets reported that Donald Jacobs has sued, saying the association failed to provide an interpreter so he can understand training to qualify him to work more important games.

Jacobs has worked in the lowest tier of officials in the Atlanta area, who officiate less important games and are paid less.

The association provides training camps and evaluations so officials can earn a better classification and work more important games.

Jacobs says the association's failure to provide an interpreter for the training violates federal law.

The association says as a private organization, it does not have to provide the interpreters. The association says previous candidates provided their own interpreter for the training.

Web Only

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories