The Plano East (Texas) Senior High School baseball team is under investigation after a DallasNews.com report, allegedly, found that the coaching staff used racist remarks and belittled injured players, with news that players held an annual fight club in the batting cages.
Not surprisingly, when other adults like the players’ parents heard about it, it did not go over well. Both head coach Travis Collins and assistant coach Reagan Allen were put on leave as more details are hashed out.
“It was as if it was just a game to the coaches to see who could dish out the funniest nickname or phrase to ridicule the hurt player,” one player said about the racist remarks.
It is alleged that senior players organized the fight club when coaches were absent, posting news about it on social media.
“During the fights, usually organized by the seniors each year, all players are [pitted] against one another…with the little protection given by cheap boxing gloves,” one student said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “There was no backing out of the fight for fear of shame and humiliation by the others.”
The coaches have maintained their innocence, but the district has already disassociated themselves from Collins and Allen.
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