More headlines this week from Baylor. And, as has been the case for several years now the news is from off the field and isn’t good.
A Baylor coed filed a lawsuit against the university, alleging sexual misconduct by the football team coached by former Bears’ coach Art Briles.
Ok. We’ve heard that tale before. Briles got fired, So did the AD and the President and everyone else involved with this hideous bit of business which said that during a 4-year period (2011-2014) 17 women were sexually assaulted by 19 different football players.
An external investigation portrayed a picture of a program which operated by its own laws. Anything goes, which often happens at places if the team can generate wins, because wins generate money. And under Briles, Baylor won a lot.
From 2011-2014, the Bears compiled a 40-12 record. The Bears went to four bowls, including the Cotton and Fiesta Bowls. They were better than Texas, which in Wac0, 90 miles to the North of the boys from Austin and perennially in the shadow of the Longhorns, was a big deal.
But this time they crossed the line. So something had to be done. And it was. But the investigation, conducted by a Philadelphia based law firm, may have just skimmed the surface of what was going on under Briles’ Watch. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.