Texas Wesleyan investigating its baseball coach over an email sent to a recruit


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Texas Wesleyan, an NAIA school in Texas, said in a statement Wednesday that it is investigating a “personnel matter” involving its baseball coach, former major-league pitcher Mike Jeffcoat, after an email he sent a recruit earlier this month.

Jeffcoat told a Colorado high school prospect that the school had chosen not to recruit from the state because its past players from Colorado “had trouble passing our drug test” — an apparent allusion to the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana.

“We have made a decision to not take a chance on Student-athletes from your state,” Jeffcoat wrote in the email. “You can thank your liberal politicians. Best of luck wherever you decide to play.”

The email, which the school acknowledged in its statement, was addressed to a recruit named “Gavin” and quickly spread on

Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/baseball/2018/02/28/texas-wesleyan-investigating-its-baseball-coach-over-email-sent-recruit/383803002/

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