The Bismarck Bucks had a little controversy after their first home game of the season. It involved a player wearing the No. 9 jersey.
For those of you who remember, Brenden Daley wore No. 9 when played with the Bismarck Bucks in their first year. After the season, he died. During the next season, his number was retired.
This season, the Bucks brought in a new coaching staff and Defensive Lineman Jarmarte Brown was wearing No. 9 for the first three games. Coach Rod Miller said he was unaware the number was retired and will honor the number being retired.
“I knew Brenden,” Miller said. “Brenden actually signed for me in China. I drafted him in China. We respect that. It was an honest mistake or oversight. We corrected that and we did the thing that’s right. We are going to honor that and respect that. That number is going to stay retired.”
On Saturday, the Bismarck Bucks look for their first win of the season at home against the Nebraska Danger at 6:05 p.m.