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Northwestern Fires Head Baseball Coach Jim Foster Amid Hazing Scandal

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The fallout from Northwestern’s hazing scandal continues as on Thursday, Northwestern fired its baseball Jim Foster, according to a report by 670 The Score afternoon co-host Danny Perkins of Chicago, Illinois.

According to Perkins, Foster, 51, who just completed his first year at Northwestern created a culture that ran off coaches and broke the spirit of the team, which went 10-40 in his only season at the school.

Northwestern’s human resource investigation uncovered Foster discouraging players from seeking medical attention for injuries, making an inappropriate remark to a female staff member, and making racially insensitive remarks.

Specifically, members of Northwestern’s pitching staff hid his injuries from Foster due to his bullying and demanding nature and sought treatment from an athletic trainer away from campus. Foster posed a deadline for a pitcher to come back from an elbow injury, and as a result, said pitcher required Tommy John surgery.

“If they feel that the head coach doesn’t want you to see the trainer, it’s insane,” A anonymous source told the score.

“You’re talking about someone’s health and well-being. Its baffling.”

Some examples of his racial insensitivity are calling an Asian player “The Chinese kid” despite not being Chinese, not needing to dress nicely to a Mexican restaurant, and making a black player uncomfortable by wearing a durag under his hat or a chain.

Foster went on the defense by calling in on the score calling the reports a “hit piece” and defended his coaching style coming from Army, where he coached from 2016-22, by comparing the women on its campus having to wear uniforms there while the female students at Northwestern got to wear tight pants. Foster also said the coaches that were making the reports to the radio stations wanted his job and deflected his actions back to his players.

“Maybe the players aren’t good enough and are making excuses or are disgruntled,” Foster said.
“Maybe it’s how they’re raised, could be any of that stuff.

Northwestern officials have been contacted for contact on the matter however they have yet to respond.

Twitter: @bwalkerdadon

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