Photo: Baylor associate AD leaves marks on reporter's neck after grabbing him by throat
The bad publicity and general downward spiral continues for Baylor.
On Monday, KWTX.com reported that Baylor associate athletic director Heath Nielsen grabbed a sportswriter by the throat and pushed him away from a player after the Bears’ 62-22 loss to TCU.
“I had asked the player if I could take a photo with him, he said ‘yes,’” the reporter said. “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.’
“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,” he continued. “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.”
Here are the photos that came after the incident:
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The writer also claimed that after the attack, Nielsen told him, “You’ll never f****** work in this business again. You’re abusing your privileges on the field.”
Nielson (and the university in general) may want to re-evaluate what “abusing” actually means.