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Texas Wesleyan has announced that head baseball coach Mike Jeffcoat is under investigation for saying that he wouldn’t recruit players from Colorado, because they cannot pass drug tests.

A copy of the email—which appears to be in response to a Colorado high-schooler asking about playing opportunities—started floating around social media today, tweeted by Colorado radio host Darren McKee. The university released a statement on the situation this evening, acknowledging the email and promising that it’s not a reflection of school values.

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Screenshot: Darren McKee (Twitter)

Jeffcoat (who you may remember as an ‘80s big-league pitcher) did not respond to phone and email requests for comment.

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There is one Coloradan player on the Rams roster right now—freshman Logan Bistrup—but maybe he gets a free pass for having been born in Texas before he moved to the Land of Weed.

Update (12:40 p.m. ET, March 1): Jeffcoat, who’s been with the program since 2002, is reportedly gone.

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