Another assault story, albeit non-sexual in nature:
Baylor associate athletics director Heath Nielsen was arrested for assaulting a reporter on the field following the Bears’ 62-22 loss to TCU at home on Nov. 5.
According to KWTX-TV of Waco, Texas, Nielsen was arrested three days later and charged with misdemeanor assault with bodily injury.
He was freed on bond and hasn’t attended the Bears’ past two football games against Oklahoma and Kansas State.
Baylor officials declined to comment on Monday night, saying they don’t talk about personnel matters.
As you might expect, there’s a punch line. (See what I did there?)
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.”
Nielsen has worked the past 17 years at Baylor, and his job duties include working directly with the Baylor football program and media. According to the school’s website, Nielsen is “responsible for management of the public image of the program. Nielsen is the program’s spokesman, the liaison between local and national media, and the primary contact with television and radio networks that broadcast Baylor games.”
Heckuva job there, Heathie.