WACO, Texas — Baylor and coach Scott Drew like refused to just catch a automobile wrapped with the college’s nationwide championship label after an insensitive observation made by the dealership’s identical outdated manager when discussing it during a are living TV interview.
The personalised Jeep Wrangler change into driven within the team’s championship parade through downtown Waco on Tuesday night, and change into then going to be given to the college for Drew to make employ of for the next year.
When talking about the auto with KWTX-TV sooner than the parade started, Ted Teague, GM of the Allen Samuels dealership in Waco, said Drew might presumably perhaps like the benefit of the Jeep and “employ it to recruit, pull some of us out of the hood.” In retaining along with his like changed facial functions as the reporter started to ask yet another inquire, Teague knew straight away that the observation change into tainted. He apologized on Wednesday.
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Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades and Drew said in a joint advise Wednesday they’d spoken to Teague about what he said.
“His remarks pause now now not align with our institutional values or the culture of our athletic capabilities. We can verify we’re now now not accepting the Jeep driven within the parade on Tuesday. As a division, we are committed to recruiting a numerous team of scholar-athletes, coaches, and staff, all of whom are valued participants of our community,” the advise read.
The dealership had equipped females’s coach Kim Mulkey a Corvette to make employ of for a year after the Lady Bears won nationwide championships in 2005, 2012 and 2019. The men won their first nationwide title with an 86-70 buy over beforehand undefeated Gonzaga on April 5.
Teague issued a advise of apology on Wednesday, requesting forgiveness and the opportunity to gaze redemption. He said he misspoke within the employ of the observe “hood.”
“Because the observe came out of my mouth, I straight knew it change into absolutely the inappropriate observe,” Teague said in his advise. “I do know that I disrespected a countless option of of us inner our amazing Waco community, and beyond. I’m deeply disenchanted and saddened by my actions and supply each and every of you my most true apologies.”