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Referee Karl Hess banned by ACC after allegations of using ethnic slur
Referee Karl Hess banned by ACC after allegations of using ethnic slur

Referee Karl Hess will not call any more Atlantic Coast Conference basketball games this season following allegations the official used an ethnic slur during a game between Wake Forest and Louisville, according to multiple reports. Mit Shaw, a Wake Forest booster of Indian descent, claimed Hess directed a slur at him during a Demon Deacon game Sunday against the Cardinals.  Shaw, former chairman of the Wake Forest board of trustees and CEO of Noble Investment Group, an Atlanta-based hotel company, shared the referee's remark on Twitter.  Hess told ESPN on Friday he made the comment as a joke. "I wasn't trying to deliberately hurt anyone," Hess said....

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