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Texas Wesleyan fired head coach, former Ranger Mike Jeffcoat

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Former Texas Ranger pitcher (and current Texas Wesleyan baseball coach) Mike Jeffcoat sent an email saying he wouldn't recruit players from Colorado

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Former Texas Rangers pitcher Mike Jeffcoat is currently the head baseball coach for Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. Jeffcoat, who has been the head coach there since 2002, is under investigation, according to the university, due to an email that he sent a high school player, which is making the rounds on social media.

In the email, apparently in response to an inquiry from a high school baseball player, Jeffcoat says he isn't recruiting players from Colorado (where marijuana is currently decriminalized) due to concerns about them passing a drug test, and says, "You can thank your liberal politicians."

Wesleyan said in their statement that this is a personnel matter, that the school does not discriminate nor condone discrimination, and that it doesn't reflect the school's core values.

UPDATE — Texas Wesleyan has announced that Jeffcoat has been fired. It is apparently the result of not just the email, but an NAIA violation that the school is currently investigating.