Baylor Baseball Suspends 14 Players for Hazing Incident | Athletic Business

Baylor Baseball Suspends 14 Players for Hazing Incident

It’s going to take a few weeks for the Baylor University baseball team to be at full strength.

The Bears have suspended 14 of their 34 players due to a hazing incident that occurred last February, according to the Associated Press. The school began investigating the incident in May.

“I am very disappointed with this incident,” Baylor athletic director Mark Rhoades said as the school noted that drugs and alcohol weren’t part of the hazing. “This type of behavior is not reflective of the mission and vision of Baylor athletics.”

The 14 players will each be suspended two games. The suspensions will be spread out over the course of three weeks. The Bears are scheduled to play 13 games in the first three weeks of the season, starting with a Feb. 14 game against Nebraska at Baylor Ballpark in Waco, Texas.

“I was very disappointed with this incident,” Baylor coach Steve Rodriguez said. “We do not condone such behavior and respect the thorough investigation and decision by the university on the matter and will move forward.”

The Bears went 35-19 last season, including 14-8 in the Big 12 Conference.

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