Baylor basketball has turned down complimentary use of a Jeep from a automotive dealership after its common supervisor made racially insensitive remarks relating to its use.
Baylor refused the provide from the Allen Samuels Auto Group dealership in Waco, Texas, after common supervisor Ted Teague instructed that coach Scott Drew “use it to drag some folks out of the hood.” Teague appears to have understood what he mentioned on stay tv as he mentioned granting use of the Jeep to Baylor basketball: You’ll be able to see him flinch simply after making the remark. The video is accessible to look at by way of the Baylor sports activities subreddit.
The dealership has a standing coverage during which it grants one-year use of a automotive to both the boys’s or ladies’s groups after they win a nationwide championship. The dealership granted use of a Corvette to Girl Bears coach Kim Mulkey after her groups’ titles in 2005, ’12 and ’19. Drew led the boys’s program to its first title in 2021 with an 86-70 win over Gonzaga.
Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoads and Drew on Wednesday launched a joint assertion condemning Teague’s comment, saying that it didn’t align with the college’s institutional values.
The Jeep had already been utilized in a parade celebrating the staff’s nationwide championship victory on Tuesday.