This college baseball coach denied a recruit for being from a legal state and now he’s being fired. Texas Wesleyan university baseball coach Mike Jeffcoat told a potential recruit via email they won’t recruit him because he’s from a state that has legal weed, stating, “Thanks for your interest in our program. Unfortunately, we are not recruiting players from the state of Colorado. In the past, players have had trouble passing our drug test. We have made a decision not to take a chance on Student-athletes from your state. You can thank you liberal politicians. Best of luck wherever you decided to play.”
TWU President Fred Slabach held a press conference on March 1, 2018 to announce that Jeffcoat had been fired, stating, “Mike Jeffcoat is no longer an employee with Texas Wesleyan University. He was separated from the university due to the discriminatory remarks contained in an email to a potential recruit from the state of Colorado and another factor that we have been investigating for the last week.”
The other factor president Slabach mentioned was an NAIA rule violation he wouldn’t go into detail about but said in concerned the eligibility of players. As for the Colorado high school student who got the email — President Slabach said he’d be reaching out to him.