Former Canes Football Player Sues Bank for Alleged Racial Profiling
By Kluger Kaplan November 21, 2011
Zuleyka Bremer and her fiancee Sheven Marshall said they were arrested and humiliated for all to see inside a Regions Bank.
By Willard Shepard on Monday, November 14, 2011.
A former Miami Hurricanes football player and his fiancee sued Regions Bank and two police officers, claiming they were arrested and embarrassed inside a South Florida branch because of racial profiling.
Zuleyka Bremer and Sheven Marshall, who used to play with the Canes, said they were arrested and humiliated for all to see inside a Regions Bank in southwest Miami-Dade County while trying to open an account with an $8,000 check from Marshall’s tax refund.
Marshall, who started games at middle linebacker for the Canes during his playing days, told NBC Miami, he believes the bank’s actions and the arrest were racially motivated.
“Maybe I’m African-American, I’m not allowed to have that large amount of check and I believe it has something to do with racial profiling,” said Marshall.
The couple filed the lawsuit in Miami on Nov. 3.
Read the full story and see the story from NBC Miami here.