Baylor and male basketball coach Scott Drew refused a vehicle from a Texas dealer after the general manager of the business made an insensitive remark during an interview.
Alan Samuels Auto Group general manager Ted Teague made the speech on KWTX-TV on Tuesday. Teague said Drew got the personalized Jeep because the dealership allowed women’s basketball coach Kim Mulky to use the Corvette in the past.
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“Coach Scott can enjoy it and will use it to get some people off the hood,”
On Wednesday, Baylor issued a statement on the remark.
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“We spoke to Ted Teague about his comments last night,” Drew and Baylor athletic director McRhodes said in a joint statement. “His remarks are not in line with our institutional values or the culture of our athletic programs. We can confirm that we do not accept the jeep driven during Tuesday’s parade. As a department, we are committed to hiring a diverse group of student-athletes, coaches and staff. , all of whom are valued members of our community. “
Teague apologized for the remark, saying he was wrong to use the word “hood.”
“When the word came out of my mouth, I immediately realized that it was the absolutely wrong word,” he said. “I know I did not respect countless people in our amazing Waco community and beyond. I am deeply disappointed and saddened by my actions and offer my most sincere apologies to each of you.”
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Baylor defeated Gonzaga to win his first NCAA men’s basketball title in school history.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.