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High school baseball players reportedly served beer by coach

April 20, 2011 |  6:40 am

The principal of Burroughs High School in Burbank acknowledged that there were “bad decisions made” when an assistant coach allegedly served beer to some varsity baseball players.

Principal Emilio Urioste said Tuesday that he canceled the season and fired the school’s varsity baseball coach and his three assistants after discovering that one of them had reportedly served players beer during a recent Arizona trip.

Indians Coach J.R. Schwer acknowledged that a large number of players were served alcohol by an assistant coach, whom he declined to name.

“I first found out about it Friday when I was approached by Burroughs administrators at our practice,” said Schwer, who has served on the Burroughs varsity baseball coaching staff for eight years, two of them as head coach. “We had other coaches and an administrator who were on the trip with us, and they didn’t even know about it.”

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