Baylor is now reporting that its former Head Football Coach, Art Briles, failed to report a gang rape allegation to the unversity’s Judicial Affairs offices or to anyone outside the athletic department. Please see the statement from Baylor below:
To place the news accounts in context, here are the facts about the underlying report of sexual assault: In April 2013, a female student-athlete reported to her head coach that she had been sexually assaulted by five Baylor football players approximately one year earlier. The student-athlete provided her head coach with the names of the involved football players. The head coach immediately reported the assault, including the names of the reported players, to the then-Athletic Director, to the head football coach, and to the sports administrator for the female student-athlete’s team. According to Baylor’s investigation, neither the head coach, the Athletic Director, the sports administrator or the football coach disclosed the reported sexual assault to Baylor’s Judicial Affairs or to anyone else outside of the Athletics Department.
Art Brile and his assistants might never coach again (and this is not troubling in any sense).