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A Football Player Faces 3-Year Game Suspension For Beating His Dog

04 Sep 2016 | by Deepshikha Tahiliani | Posted in: Wag News

Ishmael Zamora, Baylor Wide Receiver recently faced a 3-year game suspension for beating his pet dog. A teammate, not yet identified had shared the video of Zamora beating his dog on Snapchat. However, this 6’4” player apologized by saying he loves his dog and he made a big mistake beating him up. The video showcased Zamora whipping his pooch brutally with a belt, also kicking and cursing him. An ex-Baylor student quickly informed the local authorities and animal control officials as soon as he saw the hideous video.

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In a statement, Zamora mentioned saying that, “This incident will never, ever, happen again. I truly love my dog, however, I know that my actions showed differently and I know that I made a big mistake. I apologize to my family, teammates, Baylor University and our fans for my actions.”

The acting coach of Bears, Mr. Jim Grobe says that “Our football program does not condone this behavior by anyone. We are deeply saddened by it and have worked together with the University to hold Ishmael accountable for his actions.”

Zamora has been given a punishment in the name of 3-year game suspension. Along with this, he has also been ordered to hand over his pooch to an animal-friendly home and undertake counseling and provide 40 hours of community service. The aim of this community service is to teach Zamora to be kind towards animals. Zamora might not be able to play the Northwester State game, but he will continue to practice football with the team.

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