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By David Pan 

Report confirms racist comments were directed at Mariner girls basketball team

Lakewood sends letter of apology for racially charged environment


Last updated 7/7/2021 at 11:49am

David Pan

Mariner coach Reggie Davis

An independent third-party report confirmed racist comments were directed at the Mariner girls basketball team during its May 20 game against Lakewood at Lakewood High School.

The investigation by Bellingham-based law firm Simmons Sweeny Smith was prompted by an email from a Mariner player to Lakewood principal Jeanette Grisham that said, "Your students and audience were yelling racial slurs and disrespecting my teammates and I throughout the entire game."

The 24-page report by attorney Jill Smith was completed after interviews with 22 students, four coaches, two athletic directors, two of...

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