A couple weeks back, a sickening video surfaced of Baylor redshirt sophomore wide receiver Ishmael Zamora beating his Rottweiler dog with a belt, kicking it, and cursing at it after the incident was posted to Snapchat by another Baylor football player.
After the video was brought the the attention of Animal Control, Zamora, who was previously listed as the Bears starting wide receiver, was charged with a Class C misdemeanor and issued a citation of up to $500.
In a statement to Waco, Texas’ KXXV, Kamora said:
“I lost my temper trying to discipline him.I’ve been through training with a dog trainer to help me learn new potty training tips.”
Baylor released a statement earlier today that reveals that Zamora will be suspended for the first three games of the season. He will also have to serve 40 hours of community service, undergo counseling, and turn the dog over to “an animal-friendly home.”
Zamora released the below statement that was baked into Baylor’s press release:
“I am sorry that I took out my frustration on my dog and accept the punishment that comes with it. This incident will never, ever, happen again,” Zamora said. “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,” he added.
“Eventually, I hope that everyone can see who I really am and that I am not a terrible person. This incident does not and will not define me, and I know that I am the one who will have to prove that to others in the days ahead.”
For those who haven’t seen the video, it wasn’t easy for me to make it through all 10 seconds.
This dude is going to get crucified by the Iowa State fans in his first away game back.