According to reports, the Arizona Coyotes have released the rights to Mitchell Miller, who was their top pick (fourth-round) in the 2020 NHL Draft, for harassment of a developmentally disabled African-American classmate four years ago.
From Detroit Free Press:
The selection of Miller, 18 and now playing hockey at the University of North Dakota, was widely criticized after the Republic on Monday detailed Miller’s bullying and racist taunting of Isaiah Meyer-Crothers when the two were 14 years old in Sylvania, Ohio.
Meyer-Crothers, who now lives in Detroit, said Thursday he took no joy in seeing Miller cut.
“It’s unfortunate. I’m sad it had to come down to it. I wish none of this had happened,” Meyer-Crothers said in a phone interview. “There’s nothing to be happy about. He’s a good player, and deserves to be in the NHL.”
Nation, be kind to each other.