Baylor Football Player’s Dog Abuse Posted to Social Media

Disciplinary action is pending for a Baylor University football player, upon discovery of video showing him abusing his dog over a potty training issue.

Zamora beating dog


Disciplinary action is pending for Baylor University football player, Ishmael Zamaora, following the discovery of a video showing the man yelling, kicking, and beating his dog with a belt, purportedly over a potty training issue. A fellow player had taken the video and posted it to Snapchat where a woman, viewing the incident, reported it to authorities.

In an interview with Noel Smart of KXXV ABC25, Shelby Ball, a former Baylor student, said, “I went to authorities probably about two hours after I saw the video. Dogs can’t speak for themselves … I felt like something needed to be done.”

Ball first went to animal control, then to the police. In documents obtained by Ball from the Waco Police Department indicate the Baylor Athletic Department has been informed.

Head coach Jim Grobe, told the Waco Tribune, “We’re not going to tolerate it,” Grobe said. “He’s going to be disciplined by a bunch of people. The city is going to get a piece of him, and the university doesn’t take it lightly. There will be some sanctions from the university. From an athletic department standpoint we’ll do some things. Hopefully, it’s a teaching moment and a learning experience for him.”

In a written statement, Zamora wrote, “I’m sorry for my actions.  “I’ve owned the dog for 20 months, he’s perfectly healthy and I love him very much. In the moment, I lost my temper trying to discipline him. I’ve been through training with a dog trainer to help me learn new potty training tips.”

Grobe also followed up by adding, “He was just frustrated and spanked his dog for not being house trained. You just can’t do that. He knows that. He loves the dog and takes great care of the dog. Other than losing his temper with the dog, I think he’s taking pretty good care of it.”

Please  be aware the video below is graphic. 
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37 thoughts on “Baylor Football Player’s Dog Abuse Posted to Social Media

    1. I agree where is the dog? That’s what’s wrong with pet owners they are not punished enought!!

      1. I don’t believe the dog was removed from him. This looser of a man should be in jail, and not allowed to own another animal.

    2. I want to know the same thing I even called the news station that I saw it on to see where the dog was

  1. Kick this Scum off the football team & don’t let him attend this school or any others beside locking him up.
    no excuse – funny article said that he loves this dog ! right – he need to educate himself how to potty train a dog . dog was crying out in pain !

    any animal lover would whip his ass including myself. hope dog is going to a new good home.

    M.L. NYC

  2. Absolutely disgusted my Alma Mater hasn’t done something yet. This football player needs mental help if he thinks that is the way to discipline a dog. This was a beating and not a spanking (which even dogs don’t deserve that).

  3. Let me find him and give him a beating as he did to that dog and let him tell the authorities it was just a spanking…

  4. This guy is a pussy, Someone should tell this dumb ass it takes a human to teach a dog to be potty trained. Oh that’s right he’s not human, he’s the animal. Piece of crap. God help him if he every has kids and they dirty their diapers.

  5. This was blatant abuse and beating and I hope that the dog was removed from his house. How anyone can stand there video taping while this is going on should be reprimanded as well. This just makes me sick. He should be kicked off the team for this. Disgusting!!

    1. I was thinking the same thing. That was not a spa my it was a beating. I worry about anyone or animal in his care if he loses his temper

  6. BS – he’s sorry he got caught – let’s see if all the officials step up to the plate and do the right thing – confiscate the dog and put up for adoption in a good home – stick Zamaora in a semester-long rehab for his anger management issues – then see where it all ends up. Knowing our societal tendency to excuse all violence by athletes, I’m betting the administration and other officials will do a little slap on the rest then bury the story. BTW…the beating is probably NOT the first and is most likely the reason the dog has accidents – he’s scared to death!

    1. Maybe the poor dog wouldn’t have had an accident if he was let out regularly and taken care of properly. There is no way this sick airhead should be allowed to have a dog. He should be disciplined severely by the school. Baylor is not getting a good reputation lately.

  7. Please take that dog away from that person. He is not fit to continue caring for any animal. That is not just “losing my temper” type of behavior. That is abuse plain and simple.

  8. This is just sick. He should be punish as well as the other person video taping it. How can people be so sick. Let me beat you like that so you know how it feels. We are their voice and we are suppose to protect them. So what if he/she went pee or poop you show them and train them. There like babies. And the way you hit the poor dog was more than five times hard with the belt then kick the poor thing. I was it was me kicking you so you know how it feels. That dog does not deserve you. Okay, big deal you made a few announcements that you love your dog and are getting train with it to teach it how to potty train. The only reason is because you don’t want to get in trouble by administration and loose your career. For all we know you’re probably still beating the dog. Both you and your partner should get into serious trouble.

  9. Wow, what a winner! Baylor, must be proud of all the attention this “idiot” is getting. and its not about his skills on the field, Maybe its time to rethink this player, for some possible “issues” that may leak out in the playing field or in society as a representative of their school in the future, right now its a helpless dog, what will the future bring with this immature and cowardly individual. I don’t know, its all about character to me. I think this guy needs to do some serious community service and pay for the vet bill and placement for this poor dog. How about it Baylor??

  10. bring your ass up here I”ll give you a address and let you see what it feels like to be beat on with a ball bat you COWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. This guy is a dirtbag. He deserves to be locked up and beat on for how he treated that dog. And the bitch taking the video deserves the same for just allowing it to happen.

  12. I hope he is arrested, gets the crap kicked out of him everyday in prison. Garbage like him do not deserve to live. There is too much harm done to animals, especially hunters, so called sports (horse and dog racing,and circuses. Animal have the right to live in peace, without the threat of being harmed.

  13. It says he is going to a trainer to learn the proper way to potty train a dog. Give me a break, do you think that was the first time he has traumatized that poor dog. He should be given a new home where maybe he can recover. The kid needs jail time and/or community service.

  14. Zamora’s coach needs to go back to the dictionary and find the real meaning of spanking. Maybe this is how this stupid coach spanks his children. He also said that Zamora loves his dog, this is NOT love. LOVE DOESN’T HURT. This is abuse and Zamora MUST be punish. He NEEDS to go to jail and have some of the people in prison spank him the way he spanked his dog. This stupid beast should NEVER be allow to be in contact with another dog. Zamora doesn’t deserve to experience the unconditional love this beautiful animals give. I hope he NEVER have children because he will beat them up the same way or worse and claim that he is just spanking them. The dog MUST be remove from Zamora’s parents’ house because they might abuse him as well. Zamora might have learn to abuse animals from his parents and that is ok. Zamora needs to lose the right to play football and study at Baylor or any university

  15. It’s a shame we live in a society, where people think that they can get away with hurting defenseless animals!!! He will reap what he sews!!! In the meantime, Does Anybody Have A Rope?

  16. I’d liken to just beat the fuck out of that asshole! What a no good rotten scumbag low life piece of shit.

  17. Its a Federal Crime to abuse an animal. Remember this Baylor when making your decision on actions against the player. He should be arrested and charged period. Baylor should make sure this person knows that his actions represent the school on and off the field. He should be released from the team after he serves time for hitting that animal. The dog doesn’t understand what he did wrong, he’s an animal. You never show signs of aggression like that to him or her. If they do something bad there are a lot of other way to show signs of disapproval. Dogs are very intelligent and can read body language better then humans. Shame on you. What else will you beat when you get upset?

  18. That dog should be removed from the home immediately and the young man should be charged with animal cruelty and needs help. The young man has obvious anger issues. Beating a dog due to an “accident” is absurd.

  19. Remove the dog from the home immediately. Animal cruelty charges should also be brought against the young man as well. Beating a defenseless animal because it had an “accident” is absurd. Cruelty to animals is only the beginning.

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