A Baylor University official was charged with assault after a Nov. 5 postgame skirmish with a local reporter, according to Waco, Texas CBS affiliate KWTX.
Baylor associate athletic director Heath Nielsen was booked and released on an assault charge, according to the report.
James McBride, who writes for a community paper and has a sports-related YouTube channel, was posing for a photograph with a Baylor player when Nielsen allegedly grabbed him by the throat and pushed him away from the player, according to the police report obtained by the station.
“I had asked the player if I could take a photo with him, he said ‘yes,’ ” Mc Bride said Monday.
“I was leaning back to take the photo. I heard somebody who I didn’t know at this point in time yell from my right-hand side, saying ‘no interviews on the field,’ ” he said.
“About that time they came in and tomahawk-chopped, trying to knock the phone that I had taken the picture with out of my hand. They were unsuccessful in trying to do that, and when they couldn’t do that they came up and they grabbed my throat, and I pulled back. Whenever I looked up I saw that it was Heath Nielsen,” he said.
Right after the incident, McBride said, Nielsen told him, “You’ll never (expletive) work in this business again. You’re abusing your privileges on the field.
Just a bit of an overreaction from the Baylor baw, but I've worked with plenty of college SID's who get super pissed if you talk/do anything with one of the athletes without going through them first.
Love nothing more than watching holier than thou organizations who do shitty things in the name of religion and status burn to the ground.
That's not a bit of an overreaction. That's an offense that if true should result in him being fired
i haven't followed too closely, were they really raping people in the name of religion?
He's been with Baylor for like 16 years. If this is his first incident, he shouldn't be fired. Reporters are a pain in the arse and overstep their boundaries quite frequently.