FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – This feels natural to Jessie Bates – even if it wasn’t a strike.
The Snider graduate and 2nd round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL Draft threw out the first pitch at the TinCaps game. Bates was also signing autographs and taking pictures with fans before the game.
He was a three sport athlete for the Panthers as he also participated in baseball and basketball.
The defensive back out of Wake Forest will report to his first NFL training camp later in July.