It's no secret that there's a pretty big stigma around weed being legal in Colorado. One Colorado athlete and his father found this out the hard way.
Gavin Bell, a left fielder at Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora, Colorado and his father reached out to Texas Wesleyan about Gavin possibly playing college ball there. They probably weren't expecting the response they got.
Turns out, the university wasn't too happy with Coach Jeffcoat's response. They fired him on Thursday, after 16 years with the school.
“Mike Jeffcoat is no longer an employee with Texas Wesleyan University,” school president Fred Slabach said at a news conference. “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 for another factor that we have been investigating for the last week. This additional factor is an NAIA rule violation that has recently came to our attention.”
Just because a few kids smoke weed, doesn't mean they all do! Hopefully now other schools will get the message and not discriminate Colorado athletes.