College Basketball Player Misses Game to Observe Jewish Sabbath

March 1, 2001

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

On March 1, 2001, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that freshman Tamir Goodman, the starting point guard for Towson State, will be observing the Jewish Sabbath at an Orthodox synagogue during his team's America East tournament game against Hartford. His coach and teammates understand "that Tamir's top priority is his religion."