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JUCO baseball coach forced to resign after team was suspected of stealing signs with earpieces in helmets

May 12, 2023

A junior college baseball coach was forced to resign after it was revealed his team had earpieces in batting helmets.

Rodney Velardi stepped down after 13 seasons as the coach of Atlantic Cape Community College in south Jersey after his team was suspected of receiving signs through the earpieces.

During a game April 22, an opposing first baseman told his head coach he thought he heard a voice coming out of a helmet.

"I didn’t believe it," Rowan College Gloucester County head coach Rob Valli said, via the Courier Post. "I just thought, nah. I didn’t believe it. I didn’t not believe him, but for that sophisticated of cheating, I just didn’t think they would do it. I didn’t think they would do it."

Source: Fox News

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