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Anaheim Ducks Accused of Abusing Jewish Player

1/26/2011 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A Jewish hockey player drafted by the Anaheim Ducks is suing the team -- claiming coaches within the organization launched multiple "verbal anti-Semitic attacks" ... TMZ has learned.

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23-year-old Jason Bailey -- a 3rd round NHL pick in 2005 -- claims from the moment the Ducks assigned him to play for an affiliate team called the Bakersfield Condors ... his coaches unleashed a "barrage of anti-Semitic, offensive and degrading verbal attacks."

In the suit, filed today in Orange County Superior Court, Bailey claims the head coach of the Condors told him "[Jews] only care about money and who's who" and that he "never wanted his son to be raised Jewish or to wear a Yarmulke."

Bailey claims the assistant head coach would get in on the Jew-bashing too -- saying things like, "Oh, I just got a friend request from a dirty Jew."

Bailey says the coaches also forced him to travel apart from the team and he was "rarely given any ice time" in games because he's Jewish.

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.

Bailey was eventually traded to the Ottawa Senators in 2009 -- and insists the Ducks were "happy to be rid of him."

Bailey is suing for unspecified damages.

Calls to the Ducks have not been returned.


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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes! Slow news day?

1184 days ago
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Buster    

Sounds like B.S.

1184 days ago
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DUCKDUCK    

The Ducks owners are Jewish

1184 days ago
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Quinn    

dude they didn't play him because he was a stinky third round draft pick

1184 days ago
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K.G.    

Goodluck in court and your now non-existant NHL career.

I heard the KHL (Russian NHL) like's the NHL's leftover's. No team in the NHL is going to sign him after this.

1184 days ago
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THIN LIZZY    

Big deal, the black hockey players have taken much worse. Imagine what was said about Grant Fuhr when he entered the league and that other dude ten years before him.

1184 days ago
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two cents    

Would you like some cheese to go with that whine? What a big baby! LOL This whole nation is turning into a bunch of pansies. Suck it up and man up for christ's sake. You're embarrassing yourself. Grown man crying over name calling. What a idiot. lmao!!

1184 days ago
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Peoplearejustdumb    

You decide now to sue ... Maybe because your career sucks and your STILL in the minors NOT playing and therefore NOT getting paid .. The Condors cut your ass 2 years ago and even then you didn't play .. Hell its bad enough you were pushed down in the minors but to NOT even play at that point means you SUCK ... Your a punk .

1184 days ago
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Jerry Springer    

It should be easy finding a jew lawyer......

1184 days ago
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Joao    

You got your apology letter, what more do you want? MONEY?

1184 days ago
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I'dtagthat-is-gay-all-day    

Damn

1184 days ago
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Cindy    

Wow...some of the comments from "Jew-haters" just never cease to amaze. I look at that young gentlemen and see a hottie with dark hair, and other's look at him and see "Jew".

I'm very lucky my parent's never mentioned hating ANYONE and so I never grew up hating anyone! Just doesn't occur to me. I just notice hair and eyes and a hot bod or not....;)

The racists out there, unfortunately, will continue to pro-create, and raise their children to hate also. The best the rest of us can do is try to have MORE SEX and make MORE NON-RACIST BABIES I guess! Out-number the bastards!

1184 days ago
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Joao    

You got your apology letter, what more do you want? MONEY?

1184 days ago
14.

Baylee13    

His carer is now over. Hope it was worth it.

1184 days ago
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Hisjules    

test

1184 days ago
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