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Dumont Football Coach Says He Was Removed Because He's Black

Christopher Snell of Dumont.
Christopher Snell of Dumont. Photo Credit: Facebook

DUMONT, N.J. — A youth football coach from Dumont with criminal convictions has filed a lawsuit in New Jersey Superior Court against the borough saying he was removed from the volunteer position because he is black, NorthJersey.com reports.

Christopher Snell, 43, said he pleaded guilty when he was 18 years old to fifth-degree criminal sale of cocaine in New York, and served a six month prison term, the article says.

Snell, who ran for Borough Council in 2014 and 2015, said he was disqualified from coaching following a background check, while "non-African American" volunteers with criminal backgrounds were allowed to continued volunteering, NorthJersey.com reports.

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