Baylor University and most noticeably its football program can’t seem to stay out of the news and it’s always for something horrible they did. It got that much worse when a video surfaced on Friday of Baylor wide receiver Ishmael Zamora physically abusing a dog with what looks like a belt.
In a disturbing video obtained by News Channel 25, Ishmael Zamora, a wide receiver for the Bears, was seen abusing his dog. In the video, you can hear the dog let out a yelp in pain after being hit with a belt, before being kicked, yelled and cursed at. Former Baylor student Shelby Ball stated she knew she had to do something as soon as she saw the video of Zamora abusing his pet.
“I went to authorities probably about two hours after I saw the video,” Ball said. “Dogs can’t speak for themselves… I felt like something needed to be done.”
Ball reported the incident to Animal Control and the Baylor Police Department with the video. Zamora said that he was only trying to discipline his dog, but not harm it in any way.
There’s discipline and then there’s abuse, and clearly he crossed that line.
“I lost my temper trying to discipline him,” Zamora said. “I’ve been through training with a dog trainer to help me learn new potty training tips.”
Zamora was charged with a Class C misdemeanor and was given a citation.