Police ticket Baylor football player for whipping dog with belt

Ishmael Zamora. (Baylor University photo/file)
Ishmael Zamora. (Baylor University photo/file)(KWTX)
Published: Aug. 19, 2016 at 1:39 PM CDT
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Waco police issued a Class C misdemeanor ticket to a Baylor football player after a graphic video surfaced that showed him whipping his dog.

The video, which was posted to Snapchat, was sent to News 10.

Sophomore wide receiver Ishmael Zamora of Houston was cited for molesting an animal after an investigation showed Zamora whipped his dog with a belt and kicked the animal after is defecated on the floor of his residence, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

The dog was not injured and Zamora's mother took the pet back to Houston after the incident, Swanton said.

A former Baylor student turned the video over to police on June 30, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Police documents show the student took the video to police and to the McLennan County Humane Society because she thought “something needed to be done.”

The documents also show members of the staff of Baylor Athletics knew about the incident.

Head football coach Jim Grobe said Zamora would be disciplined, but didn’t elaborate.

"Just because you're a good player doesn't mean we're going to overlook bad behavior,” he said.

"We're not going to tolerate it....the city's going get a piece of him. The university doesn't take it lightly."

(Sean Giggy contributed to this story)