Hall of Famer Admonishes U. of Louisville Over Race

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Former All-American and Hall of Famer Alfred "Butch" Beard is calling for the University of Louisville to remove his name and accomplishments from the school.

According to local ABC affiliate WHAS, Beard, who joined the U of L men's basketball team in 1965, wrote a letter to the university president Dr. Neeli Bendapudi criticizing the school's treatment of Black men — from hiring practices to honoring African-American athletes, such as the late Wes Unseld.

"Given the lack of acknowledgement to the legacy of former black players and the lack of commitment in diversity hiring I am asking the university to remove my name and accomplishments from any existing or future mention," Beard wrote, in part.

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