Arizona Coyotes Prospect Michelle Miller was charged in February 2016 with assaulting and violating the Ohio Safe Schools Act. Republic of Arizona Reports, After he and another student Isaiah Meyer-Krothers admitted to threats, a classmate with a learning disability.
Police report obtained Republic Miller and another student allegedly forced the mayor-crothers to eat the candy in the urine. Two teenagers beat and pushed the boy, and Miller lied to school officials about his involvement. Miller and other teens were “sentenced to 25 hours of community service and ordered by the court system to apologize to the mayor-crother, attend counseling and pay court costs.” Republic Reports.
The Coyotes selected the now 18-year-old Miller in the fourth round of the NHL Draft earlier this month. In a statement provided Republic, The team says they knew about Miller’s faith before electing him, but “depending on our priorities on diversity and inclusion, we believe we are now in the best position to make Michelle a leader for this reason and avoid intimidation and racism. The future.”
“Our primary goal is to ensure a safe environment in schools, in our community, on the hockey rinks, or in the workplace – to avoid bullying and racism,” the statement reads in part. “The story is that when we first learned about Michelle, it was very easy for us to get rid of him – a lot of teams. Instead, we felt it was our responsibility to be part of the solution in a real way – not just telling and doing the right things ourselves, but making sure there were others as well.”
The mayor-crothers and his mother spoke Republic, Saying that coyotes are “part of the problem”.
“Put yourself in our position. Are you okay with that?” Isaiah’s mother Joni Meyer-Crothers said. “It’s a joke to do with a sports team, especially with all the things that happen with Black Lives Matter.”
The now 18-year-old mayor-crothers said Republic Miller scolded him for a few years, calling him by names such as “Brownie” and “N-Word”. When Miller saw the news that it had been drafted by Coyotes, he said it “hurt my heart.”
Coyotes sent a statement from Miller Republic, Where he apologized for his actions and vowed to “help end bullying and racism.”
“I was very upset about the bullying incident in 2016 when I was in eighth grade. I was young, immature and terrified of my actions, “the statement reads.” At the time, I did not understand the gravity of my actions and how they affect other people. I apologized to the family for my behavior, completed cultural diversity and sensitivity training, and volunteered in my community with organizations such as Little Miracles. For the past four years, I have had a lot of time to reflect and grow and I am very grateful to Arizona Coyotes for giving me the opportunity. I promise not to disappoint them. “