Texas Wesleyan baseball coach fired after rejecting Colorado prospect over politics

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A college baseball coach in Texas was fired Thursday partly because of an email he sent to a high school prospect in Colorado. Texas Wesleyan University’s coach told the senior that Colorado players have failed drug tests in the past and the university doesn’t take a chance on students from the state.

At a Thursday morning press conference, University President Fred Slabach announced coach Mike Jeffcoat was fired because of the remarks and for violating National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics rules regarding player eligibility. Slabach said the school had been investigating the rule violations for about a week and reported them to the NAIA on Thursday.

On Wednesday, CBS Denver station KCNC-TV reported that Gavin Bell thought his dreams of playing baseball at Texas Wesleyan had gone up in smoke.

“I didn’t know what to think,…

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