CHRONTexas Wesleyan University has confirmed a controversial email sent by its longtime baseball coach to a potential recruit from Colorado. The email was sent Feb. 20 by baseball coach Mike Jeffcoat from his university account and has since been posted on Twitter, where it has gone viral. The message to the aspiring college athlete at Cherokee Trail High School states that Texas Wesleyan, a private school in Fort Worth, no longer recruits players from the state of Colorado because of drug problems.
“Thanks for the 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 to not take a chance on Student-athletes from your state. You can thank your liberal politicians. Best of Luck wherever you decide to play,”
Texas Wesleyan University head baseball coach Mike Jeffcoat, a former major league pitcher who played for four teams from 1983-1994, sent an email to a recruit denying interest in a recruit from Colorado which has since gone viral and has created a ton of controversy. The reason that Nike Jeffcoat said that Texas Wesleyan University was not interested in this recruit from Colorado, or any recruit from Colorado, is because historically players from Colorado have had trouble passing their program’s drug test. Yikes. So Mike Jeffcoat is saying, weed is legal in Colorado, which means everyone from Colorado smokes marijuana and cannot pass our drug test. That is called a gross generalization, and while I’m sure that Mike Jeffcoat has had multiple bad experiences with stoner recruits from Colorado that soured him on the state, blackballing recruits from the entire state of Colorado over a few bad experience seems absolutely ridiculous and possibly against the law as its discriminatory against kids from Colorado and eliminates opportunity at the university.
The college stoners are angry with Mike Jeffcoat, and Texas Wesleyan University, but thru will probably get stoned and forget about it.
For what it’s worth, I hope that Texas Wesleyan University is eliminated from the 2018 College World Series, when a stoner pitcher from Colorado with beads in his dreadlocks throws a perfect game in Mike Jeffcoat’s face.
UPDATE: Texas Wesleyan University has fired head baseball coach Mike Jeffcoat