Moments ago, Baylor university issued the disciplinary action that everyone has been waiting on since Baylor wide receiver Ishmael Zamora's name appeared in the starting position on the depth chart released yesterday. The official university account tweeted the following:
#Baylor announces corrective actions against sophomore WR Ishmael Zamora after review of animal abuse incident: https://t.co/T9RZMSUN04— Baylor University (@Baylor) August 30, 2016
The link has further details about Zamora's punishment:
In addition to the city’s citation and fine, Zamora must perform 40 community service hours in a manner that will teach him kindness and respect toward animals, must undergo counseling and must relinquish the dog to an animal-friendly home. The University normally does not comment publicly on matters of student discipline; however, in this case Zamora has agreed to the release of this information. In addition, Zamora will be suspended for the first three games of the Bears’ 2016 season, however, he will be able to practice with the team provided he meets the other provisions of his sanctions.
In conjunction with the announcement of his punishment, Zamora also issued a statement.
Zamora apologizes for taking his frustrations out on his dog and accepts his punishment. #Baylor pic.twitter.com/FME30b6fe2— Jessica Morrey (@JessicaMorrey) August 30, 2016
The video of Zamora beating his dog surfaced nearly two weeks ago, and resulted in Class C misdemeanor charges for Zamora as well as the community service hours listed above.