Baylor sophomore receiver Ishmael Zamora has been handed a 3 game suspension, community service, and counseling after an animal abuse incident in June ... TMZ Sports has learned.
"Our football program does not condone this behavior by anyone," Baylor interim Head Coach Jim Grobe said. "We are deeply saddened by it and have worked together with the University to hold Ishmael accountable for his actions."
Along with the suspension, Zamora "must undergo counseling and must relinquish the dog to an animal-friendly home," according to a statement released by Baylor.
A gruesome video showing the incident surfaced on the internet earlier this month, sparking outrage from animal rights group PETA.
"We have received communications about this incident from many passionate individuals over the past 10 days, and I am aware of their concerns," Grobe said.
"Our goal is for this discipline to be educational and restorative, and I believe that we have taken corrective measures to help Ishmael learn from his actions and better understand the behavior we demand of all students at the University."
Ishmael accepts the punishment, and vows that the incident "will never, ever, happen again."
"I truly love my dog, however, I know that my actions showed differently and I know that I made a big mistake."