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Allegedly Profiled Nike Shopper Fights to Keep Bias Suit Alive

Nov. 24, 2020, 8:33 PM

Former Nike-sponsored athlete Joel Stallworth adequately accused the retailer of racially profiling, harassing, and illegally detaining him outside a southern California storefront, he said in a filing in California federal court.

Stallworth asked a federal court not to dismiss claims against the store manager, who allegedly falsely accused him of stealing a child’s basketball.

Stallworth and his wife TaMiya Dickerson sued Nike in July, alleging a store manager with a history of racist behavior confronted their family on the crowded street in front of a Nike store and involved three armed police officers, who detained Stallworth until he produced the...

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