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High school baseball players reportedly served beer by coach

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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I guess the assistant coach has watched "Bad News Bears" a few times.

Still, there's supposed to be a reason you're the coach, coach.

Who cares? - its just beer. That's what high-school boys do anyway... they drink beer. Besides, in a year these boys will all be 18, and able to buy guns/join the military. Stop being so fussy, spend your time worrying about the priests and other perverts around our children, not a bunch of HS boys drinking some beer. Give me a break.

These high school kids are all minors, which makes it illegal to provide them with beer. The school and players lose-out because of his "bad judgement".

Hold the asst. coach responsible - the parents of the minors should have the right to discipline their own child. I do not believe it is fair to cancel the varsity players remaining games/forfeit due to the conduct of the asst. coach and a few players.


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