March 2, 2018 — Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas did the right thing and fired their baseball coach Mike Jeffcoat. The coach denied a student athlete the right to attend the school based solely on his status as a Colorado resident. Why, you might ask, would a coach make such a strange decision? Because he discriminated against the young man solely because Colorado has legalized adult-use cannabis. In other words, Jeffcoat is a bigot and
“He was separated from the university due to the discriminatory remarks made in an email to a potential recruit from the state of Colorado and for another factor that we have been investigating for the last week.” Explained Texas Wesleyan University President Fred Slabach on Thursday. “This university and its athletic program does not discriminate on the basis of the public policy of any state,”
The university has not revealed what the other “factor” was that they are currently investigating other than to say it was related to a violation of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics rules.
But, the factor of discrimination from the incident with the young baseball athlete was clear. The coach even took a jab at “liberal” politicians that he blames for the cannabis laws in Colorado, which gives insight into his conservative political side. Jeffcoat’s email said:
Now unemployed Texas Wesleyan University baseball coach Mike Jeffcoat. Image blacksportsonline
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