Baylor just fired their football coach for mishandling sexual assault allegations
Baylor University just suspended Art Briles, their football coach. What happened was that multiple sexual assault allegation were filed against the team's former players. And Briles, who has been with Baylor since 2011, was fired for mishandling the accusations.
— Jessica Morrey (@JessicaMorrey) May 26, 2016
The school's board of regents said they were shocked at the ways the allegations had been dealt with in the past:
“We were horrified by the extent of these acts of sexual violence on our campus. This investigation revealed the University's mishandling of reports in what should have been a supportive, responsive and caring environment for students."
"We were shocked. It made us angry, sad, and very humbled," David Harper said about the Pepper Hamilton report. #Baylor
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) May 26, 2016
From Baylor's investigation, a few sentences that explain why Briles, et al, couldn't survive. pic.twitter.com/WZnJSMW8QB
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) May 26, 2016
- They found the university did not take any measures to support the victim or provide them with any measure of security.
- Some victims were even discouraged to come forward and the university actually took action against one of them.
- The report also raised concern over the "pattern of sexual violence by a football player."
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 26, 2016
Former football players Tevin Elliott and Sam Ukwuachu have already been convicted of rape.
Baylor also demoted the university president, Kenneth Starr, and are looking for a new president.
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