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Farmingdale State assistant baseball coach suspended for allegedly using inappropriate language at opposing player

Farmingdale's assistant coach Michael McCabe shouted what is believed to be racist words at an opposing player.

News 12 Staff

Apr 27, 2022, 2:52 AM

Updated 812 days ago

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An assistant coach for Farmingdale State College's baseball team is accused of using hateful language against a player of an opposing team.
The incident occurred at Kingsborough Community College as the Farmingdale State Rams took on St. Joseph's of Brooklyn Saturday.
Video from the game shows sophomore Anthony Hernandez knocking a triple in the final inning of the game. He says chirping is normal in a rivalry game, but what happened next wasn't.
Farmingdale's assistant coach Michael McCabe shouted what is believed to be racist words at Hernandez.
News 12 received a statement from the college, stating, "Farmingdale State College is aware of the incident and immediately suspended the coach in question for the remainder of the season while it conducts a full investigation into what transpired. The college has met with the student athletes and coaches to address the matter."
Hernandez did not want to speak on camera, but News 12 spoke with his brother who feels the disciplinary actions taken are not enough.
"Anybody who can look up the rules of the NCAA would see that that is a clear violation of a level one conduct," Samuel Hernandez says. "So in our opinion, we feel as though you should be fired. And if nothing else comes from this, at least get the story out there."


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