An investigation into the Plano East (Texas) Senior High School baseball team reportedly found the coaching staff used racist remarks and disparaged injured student-athletes. It is also alleged the players held an annual "fight club" in the batting cages.
Eva-Marie Ayala of the Dallas Morning News reported former head coach Travis Collins and assistant coach Reagan Allen have been on paid administrative leave since August as the school investigated concerns raised by parents' complaints.
The coaches' attorney, Giana Ortiz, told the Dallas Morning News they "vehemently deny" the findings of the inquiry.
One student said the coaches encouraged the derogatory comments, which were usually directed toward players not healthy enough to take the field, according to the report.