Earlier today, we told you about a college baseball coach in Texas who said he refused to recruit players from Colorado due to the state's legalized marijuana laws. Well it turns out he will no longer be in a position to recruit players from Colorado or any other state.
Texas Wesleyan University announced that they have fired their head baseball coach Mike Jeffcoat after he told a recruit he wouldn't accept any player from Colorado due to the state's marijuana laws. In an email to a prospective high school player, Jeffcoat wrote, "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."
The university's president denounced Jeffcoat's email, and said that the school does not discriminate against geography or political ideology when recruiting players, and noted that the school's attracted several Colorado athletes on other sports teams. They also revealed that Jeffcoat is being investigated for a separate violation as well.
The controversy surrounding Jeffcoat's email began when a Denver radio host obtained the message and put it out on social media.
It'll probably be pretty hard for Jeffcoat to find a job at a university where students don't use marijuana.