MIAMI HERALD — Cyrus Nance, an 18-year-old senior who played on the varsity basketball team at American Heritage School with Dwyane Wade’s son and nephew, was kicked out of the elite school in November following a profane back-and-forth the student said was initiated by the head coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team.
Nance said he and a few of his teammates — all minorities — had been shooting baskets during a lull in the girls’ Nov. 13 practice when the coach, Greg Farias, yelled at them to leave and “respect your f—ing elders.” Nance responded with his own curse words, prompting the school to remove him from campus in a golf cart and expel him the following day. Farias was not punished, the student’s attorneys said.
Wade and Union, his wife, helped Nance and his mother, Angela Cross, retain Tallahassee attorney Benjamin Crump, known widely for his work representing the families of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and St. Louis man Michael Brown in civil rights cases.
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