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Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:44 AM

Texas Wesleyan University baseball coach won't recruit from Colorado

The response he got from coach Mike Jeffcoat that shocked him.

The coach said he's no longer recruiting athletes from Colorado because of the state's pot-friendly drug laws.

He went on to write that players from the state have had trouble passing the school's drug test. So, they've made the decision not to take a chance on student athletes from the state.

Jeffcoat wrote, "You can thank your liberal politicians. Best of luck wherever you decide to play."


http://abc13.com/sports/texas-baseball-coach-not-high-on-players-from-colorado/3158809/

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Reply Texas Wesleyan University baseball coach won't recruit from Colorado (Original post)
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 OP
rurallib Mar 2018 #1
Mountain Mule Mar 2018 #7
mikeysnot Mar 2018 #2
Bleacher Creature Mar 2018 #3
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 #4
TeamPooka Mar 2018 #25
LineReply .
eleny Mar 2018 #5
utopian Mar 2018 #6
matt819 Mar 2018 #8
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 #11
Aristus Mar 2018 #19
crazycatlady Mar 2018 #9
hunter Mar 2018 #27
crazycatlady Mar 2018 #30
Bradshaw3 Mar 2018 #10
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 #12
spanone Mar 2018 #13
Dread Pirate Roberts Mar 2018 #14
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 #15
MagickMuffin Mar 2018 #16
BillyBobBrilliant Mar 2018 #17
genxlib Mar 2018 #18
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 #20
jberryhill Mar 2018 #21
genxlib Mar 2018 #22
LanternWaste Mar 2018 #28
Weed Man Mar 2018 #23
ProfessorGAC Mar 2018 #24
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 #29
WillowTree Mar 2018 #31
ProudLib72 Mar 2018 #32
tazkcmo Mar 2018 #26

Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:46 AM

1. that should reverberate through Colorado like the thunder

of a silent fart.

Momentous decision there, Jeffcoat.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:51 AM

7. Duh, What?

We're too stoned in Colorado to care.

What an asshole that coach is - yeah every last person in Colorado is a stoner who will never pass a drug test. Wesleyan's loss - not ours.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:48 AM

3. "You can thank your liberal politicians"?

Umm, wasn't it passed by referendum? Funny how these right wingers always need a liberal bogeyman or bogeywoman, even if the policy is supported by a majority of the public.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:49 AM

4. Their "go to" line.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 02:18 PM

25. I guess he doesn't want any athletes from California either. Good luck winning that way.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:49 AM

5. .

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:49 AM

6. Speaking from the Dustbin of History

Where is he going to recruit when cannabis is legalized nationally, as it almost certainly eventually will? I can't wait for these dinosaurs to go extinct (or at least evolve into a less assholish species).

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:52 AM

8. You gotta read this

http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/article202151029.html

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Texas Wesleyan has lost more than a third of its football team after its first season in 75 years.

Fifty players from last year’s 1-10 squad (the one victory was by forfeit) will not return, including nine because of financial reasons.

Coaches and administrators say the turnover is part of NAIA football, where scholarships are limited to 16 and players endure unglamorous bus rides for road trips and play in stadiums likely smaller than what they had in high school.

Because coaches had only 16 scholarships to spread among their 131-man roster, many players applied for federal student aid — grants, loans and work-study — to cover the annual $43,664 cost at Texas Wesleyan.

-snip-

Somehow I don't think there are going to be too many broken hearts in Colorado.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:56 AM

11. Wow, good read. nm

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Response to matt819 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:39 PM

19. I'm sure they can find 11 guys who don't partake.

I just hope they enjoy iron-man football, because they're going to play a lot of it...

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:54 AM

9. What about WA, OR, AK, CA, and the other states that have legalized weed?

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 02:34 PM

27. It's possible he's never seen any applicants from those states.

Otherwise he might have thought this through.

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Response to hunter (Reply #27)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 03:12 PM

30. I'm surprised about CA

It seems like CA is where so many MLB players are from-- I guess this school isn't one that attracts top tier players.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:55 AM

10. Ya'll do know they don't toke up in Texas

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:56 AM

12. LMAO!!!

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:57 AM

13. hey jeffcoat, go fuck yourself.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 11:59 AM

14. I'm sure it's the dream of every high school baseball player in Coloroado.

I was really hoping to go to Texas Wesleyan to play NAIA baseball and get a second rate degree. There are so few other places you can get that kind of opportunity. Now those dreams are shattered. (apologies to any Texas Wesleyan graduates here on DU) I think Coach Jeffcoat overrates the value of the opportunities he has to offer-and his place in the national policy debate. He should probably stick to the comment section of his local newspaper and corresponding with his Feeper friends.

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:01 PM

15. Not to mention that it seems to be a

horrible place to play sports.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:08 PM

16. Hey Jeffcoat: Gives New Meaning to the Stone(d) Age


Get with the program Jeffcoat. The Times They Are A Changing!!!

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:16 PM

17. Because of their strict adherance

to a set of ideals, The Weslayan College baseball team is constantly in the news for the 'high' scores, and other shit....NOT!

Geez! it's only baseball!

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:35 PM

18. I think this inadvertently hits on a real issue

As the legalization process slow rolls forwards, we will be left with a wide disparity of state laws.

What are the legal ramifications to getting caught up in punishment for a legal activity.

Do companies have the right to enforce drug free policies in a legal environment? Can they dictate what you can do on vacation if it is legal?

Perhaps if they had policies in place that were a condition of employment. But what if you applied for a job and were denied?

What about getting turned down for life insurance? What about those nasty states that start drug testing for medicaid?

Seems like there are a lot of potential legal traps.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:47 PM

20. This does bring up a good issue...

what if a team from a "legal" state plays in a stone age state? Are the players breaking NCAA rules? From the bit of searching I've done, it seems that drug testing is still done by the NCAA and is not permitted.
So, just because this student lived in a legal state, it was absolutely irresponsible to ASSUME that he used pot.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:51 PM

21. What about getting turned down for life insurance?

Tobacco much?

Also legal.

There are plenty of legal substances for which athletes are not allowed to test positive.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:59 PM

22. I get what you are saying

But I still think there is a difference with being a tobacco user (ie continuous and ongoing) versus failing a drug test.

The drug test may represent a very limited usage which has no actual bearing on health.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 02:38 PM

28. The Full Faith & Credit clause addresses your concerns in theory

The Full Faith & Credit clause addresses your concerns in theory. Although in practice, some states have been more reticent than others, for example, applying to same-sex marriage, the clause was widely ignored by many states until Obergefell v. Hodges closed the case.

On the other hand, it was successfully applied to and invoked by the Violence Against Women Act as well as the State of Alabama being forced to recognize the adoption decree granted to a same-sex couple by a Georgia state court in 2007, the argument being predicated on the clause.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 01:57 PM

23. Jeffcoat got fired today

 

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/22615612/texas-wesleyan-university-fires-baseball-coach-mike-jeffcoat-rejecting-recruit-colorado-marijuana-laws

That's the consequence of his stupidity.

Texas Wesleyan made the right call, especially when they are struggling in the athletics department (football lost 9 players this year)

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Response to Weed Man (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 02:00 PM

24. Marginal Player

Marginal coach. Marginal intellect. Good riddance.

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Response to Weed Man (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 02:54 PM

29. That gets a WOW!!!

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Response to Weed Man (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 03:15 PM

31. Yep. He won't be recruiting from anywhere. So sad. Too bad.

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Response to Weed Man (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 03:17 PM

32. Well that was quick!

Someone is on the ball at TX Wesleyan.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 02:20 PM

26. They have a baseball team?

Who knew?

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