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Baylor Won’t Accept Jeep After Dealer’s ‘Hood’ Comment

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The Baylor athletic department held a parade this week to honor its national championship basketball team and in the process told a local dealer ‘no thanks’ after his offer of a Baylor-themed Jeep made headlines for what Ted Teague said on a local TV station.

“We rustled up this Jeep Wrangler. We lifted it up, wheels and tires. Put a nice little wrap on it so Coach Scott can enjoy it,” Teague told KWTX in Waco. “He’ll use it to recruit, pull some people out of the hood.”

Teague grimaced as he said “hood,” and it was all over. Cancelville. The school issued a statement saying it wouldn’t accept the Jeep and said Ted’s “remarks do not align with our institutional values or the culture of our athletic programs.”

Ted followed up Baylor’s statement with a statement of his own, expressing regret.

“As the word came out of my mouth, I instantly knew it was the absolute wrong word,” Teague said in his statement. “I know that I disrespected a countless number of people within our amazing Waco community, and beyond. I am deeply disappointed and saddened by my actions and offer each of you my most sincere apologies.”

Teague added, “I ask for your forgiveness and for the opportunity to seek redemption. It is my mission to right this wrong if at all possible.”

And with that, you have the latest outrage to sweep the land. Furor across the social media channels. Baylor trying to get away from the guy. Ted fighting for his dealership life. Sensitivity training ordered up. Public relations firms working overtime to craft statements. Rinse and repeat.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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