Today's Paper Search Latest App In the news Traffic #Gazette200 Listen Digital FAQ Weather Newsletters Obits Puzzles/Games Archive
ADVERTISEMENT
story.lead_photo.caption The bell tower at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and former student Tyler Williams are shown in these file photos.

An internal review found no evidence of racial discrimination by a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith coach, the school’s top administrator said in a campus-wide email Wednesday.

Former player Tyler Williams, 22, had said he was dismissed from the men’s basketball team after Coach Jim Boone expressed disapproval of his dreadlocks hairstyle.

UAFS Chancellor Terisa Riley said in an email that the school's equal employment opportunity officer sent letters to the former student and to the head coach saying that the officer "did not find substantial evidence to support the claim of race discrimination; however, the process revealed a need for better communications when addressing a sensitive matter, particularly when raised by a student."

Read Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

ADVERTISEMENT

Sponsor Content

COMMENTS - It looks like you're using Internet Explorer, which isn't compatible with the Democrat-Gazette commenting system. You can join the discussion by using another browser, like Firefox or Google Chrome.
It looks like you're using Microsoft Edge. The Democrat-Gazette commenting system is more compatible with Firefox and Google Chrome.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT