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baylor lawsuit alleges football team used gang rape as "bonding" experience


a new lawsuit alleges that members of the baylor football team hazed freshman recruits by having them bring freshman women to parties so they could be drugged and gang-raped as a “bonding” experience for the players.the title ix lawsuit, the seventh filed against baylor over the actions of its football players, was filed in u.s. district court by an anonymous former baylor volleyball player who claims that bears football players took turns raping her after a party in february 2012:“during the party, plaintiff’s friend saw one football player trying to pull plaintiff into a bathroom several times. plaintiff recalls that another baylor football player kept grabbing at her throughout the night and she repeatedly told him ‘no.’ the day before, plaintiff had repeatedly declined the football pla






new baylor university lawsuit alleges football team used gang rape as ‘bonding’


a new lawsuit alleges that members of the baylor university football team hazed freshman recruits by having them bring freshman women to parties so they could be drugged and gang-raped as a “bonding” experience for the players.the title ix lawsuit, the seventh filed against baylor over the actions of its football players, was filed in u.s. district court by an anonymous former baylor volleyball player who claims that bears football players took turns raping her after a party in february 2012:“during the party, plaintiff’s friend saw one football player trying to pull plaintiff into a bathroom several times. plaintiff recalls that another baylor football player kept grabbing at her throughout the night and she repeatedly told him ‘no.’ the day before, plaintiff had repeatedly declined the f






new baylor university lawsuit alleges football team used gang rape as ‘bonding’


a new lawsuit alleges that members of the baylor university football team hazed freshman recruits by having them bring freshman women to parties so they could be drugged and gang-raped as a “bonding” experience for the players.the title ix lawsuit, the seventh filed against baylor over the actions of its football players, was filed in u.s. district court by an anonymous former baylor volleyball player who claims that bears football players took turns raping her after a party in february 2012:“during the party, plaintiff’s friend saw one football player trying to pull plaintiff into a bathroom several times. plaintiff recalls that another baylor football player kept grabbing at her throughout the night and she repeatedly told him ‘no.’ the day before, plaintiff had repeatedly declined the f






new baylor lawsuit alleges rape video, dog fighting


austin, texas — a new federal lawsuit against baylor university alleges football players routinely recorded gang rapes and staged dogfights in a program that fostered sexual violence.a former baylor volleyball player identified only as jane doe filed the lawsuit wednesday. it alleges she was gang raped by four or more players in 2012. she says the players later harassed her and her family until she left school the next year. the lawsuit doesn't identify any players.the woman says she confided in her coach, who contacted baylor's football coach and athletic director at the time. she says nothing happened.baylor officials said wednesday they've tried to reach a settlement with the woman for months. they also noted recent efforts to improve campus response to assault allegations.more than a d






new baylor lawsuit alleges football team used gang rape as 'bonding' experience


a new federal lawsuit against baylor university alleges football players routinely recorded gang rapes and staged dog fights during hazing parties in a program that fostered sexual violence.a former baylor volleyball player, identified as jane doe in the lawsuit, alleges she was gang raped by four or more players after being taken from a party where she may have been drugged in 2012. the lawsuit, filed tuesday, alleges the players later burglarized her apartment and harassed her and her family until she left school the next year.the woman said she told her mother, who gave an assistant football coach a list of players' names, but never heard back. the woman said she later told her head coach, who brought the matter to football coach art briles and athletic director ian mccaw.her account li






baylor moves to dismiss lawsuit alleging 52 rapes by 31 football players


an associate director of football operations has been fired by baylor university, becoming the second staffer with ties to the football program to be dismissed this year as the program struggles to move beyond a sexual assault scandal.kwtx-tv in waco reported monday that demarkco butler was fired...






ex-baylor student sues school, says gang raped by football players


a former baylor university student has sued the college with allegations that she was drugged and gang raped by football players while the school turned a blind eye to sexual assaults by athletes on campus.the lawsuit filed on tuesday in a u.s. district court in the central texas city of waco is the latest in a series of lawsuits, allegations and convictions for sexual assaults over the past few years at the university, the world’s largest baptist college.the u.s. department of education is investigating baylor’s response to the sexual violence.a former volleyball player identified as jane doe said she was raped in 2012 by four to eight players, and the university initially tried to sweep the crime under the rug to protect a winning football team.“this case arises from baylor’s deliberatel






lawsuit: baylor football players recorded gang rapes


austin, texas (ap) — a new federal lawsuit against baylor university alleges football players routinely recorded gang rapes and staged dog fights during hazing parties in a program that fostered sexual violence.a former baylor volleyball player, identified as jane doe in the lawsuit, alleges she was raped by four or more players after being taken from a party where she may have been drugged in 2012. her lawsuit, filed tuesday, alleges the players later burglarized her apartment and harassed her and her family until she left school the next year.the woman said she told her mother, who gave an assistant football coach a list of players’ names, but never heard back. the woman said she later told her head coach, who brought the matter to football coach art briles and athletic director ian mcca






new baylor lawsuit alleges football players routinely recorded gang rapes


a new federal lawsuit against baylor university alleges football players routinely recorded gang rapes and staged dogfights in a program that fostered sexual violence.a former baylor volleyball player identified only as jane doe filed the lawsuit tuesday. it alleges she was gang raped by four or more players in 2012. she says the players later harassed her and her family until she left school the next year. the lawsuit doesn't identify any players.the woman says she confided in her coach, who contacted baylor's football coach and athletic director at the time. she says nothing happened.officials at the waco, texas, university said wednesday that they'd tried to reach a settlement with the woman for months. they also noted recent efforts to improve campus response to assault allegations.mor






key dates and allegations in the baylor ault scandal


some of the key dates and allegations against baylor and former football coach art briles in the school's ual ault scandal:— september 2016: after a baylor football player is convicted of ual ault, the school hires philadelphia law firm pepper hamilton to review how the pus responds to reports of ual and physical violence.— march 2016: jasmin hernandez files the first of several federal lawsuits to come, claiming the school ignored warnings of violent behavior by football player tevin elliott years earlier. elliott was convicted of and sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2014.— may 2016: pepper hamilton's investigation determines baylor mishandled ual aults claims for years and the football program operated as it was "above the rules." briles is fired, and former president and chancellor ke






baylor hires 1st female president amid sex assault scandal


baylor university has hired its first female president as the nation's largest baptist school faces several lawsuits stemming from a sexual assault scandal.linda livingstone comes to baylor from george washington university in washington, d.c., where she has been a dean and professor of management. her academic career includes previous administrative and teaching roles at pepperdine university and baylor.a baylor investigation in 2016 found the school had mishandled sexual assault claims for years and that the football program operated as if above the rules. football coach art briles was fired and former president ken starr was demoted and later resigned.baylor faces lawsuits from about a dozen women, as well as criticism from state lawmakers and prominent donors.






briles says he didn’t cover up sexual assaults at baylor


austin, texas (ap) — breaking months of public silence, former baylor coach art briles said thursday he did not cover up sexual violence by his players or try to obstruct any investigations tied to the assault scandal at the nation’s largest baptist university.briles released a one-page letter, saying he could no longer “remain silent” and defending himself against allegations that he ignored incidents of assault and ran a football program that considered itself above the rules. the letter came a day after the texas rangers, the state’s elite criminal investigations unit, said it had opened a preliminary probe into how baylor handled assault reports over several years.“i did not cover-up any sexual violence. i had no contact with anyone that claimed to be a victim of sexual or domestic ass






texas rangers to investigate baylor handling of sex assaults


austin, texas — texas' top law enforcement agency has opened a preliminary investigation into baylor university and how it handled reports of sexual and physical assault over several years.the texas rangers confirmed wednesday they are working with the mclennan county prosecutor's office to "determine if further action is warranted."a baylor spokeswoman said the school would cooperate with any investigation.a group of state lawmakers had called tuesday for the rangers to investigate baylor, which faces several federal lawsuits from women who say the school ignored or mishandled their reports of assault for years.baylor officials say an internal investigation found at least 17 women who reported being sexually assaulted by 19 football players in recent years, although one lawsuit puts the n






baylor says ncaa investigation is ‘ongoing, pending’


austin, texas (ap) — baylor university officials say the school is being investigated by the ncaa in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach art briles and the departure of the school president.in a legal filing last week, baylor lawyers told a federal judge the ncaa probe is “an ongoing, pending investigation.” attorneys for several women suing the school have demanded baylor turn over its communications with the ncaa. a baylor spokeswoman declined further comment.espn reported in may that the ncaa had conducted interviews with baylor officials, former employees and alleged victims but that the school hadn’t been given a formal notice of investigation. ncaa officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment monday.___most read storiesunlim






baylor fires associate director of football operations after inappropriate text


an associate director of football operations has been fired by baylor university, becoming the second staffer with ties to the football program to be dismissed this year as the program struggles to move beyond a sexual assault scandal.kwtx-tv in waco reported monday that demarkco butler was fired for sending inappropriate text messages to a teenager.baylor in a statement said only they were sent to a person who was an adult under texas statute.butler's dismissal comes after another recent hire, assistant strength and conditioning coach brandon washington, was fired in february after being arrested on a charge of prostitution solicitation.baylor faces federal lawsuits as well as a civil rights investigation into claims the school and football program for years ignored or mishandled reports






baylor suspends football player hit with protective order


baylor safety travon blanchard has been suspended after the school was notified that a protective order had been issued against him.the baylor athletic department released a statement tuesday, saying it was aware of the complaint made by a woman against blanchard through the mclennan county district attorney's office.baylor says it was notified on feb. 7 and appropriate campus student-conduct process was initiated. blanchard was suspended indefinitely from all team-related activities.baylor is facing at least six federal and state lawsuits as well as a federal civil rights investigation into claims the school and football program ignored, mishandled or tried to cover up reports of sexual or physical abuse and other criminal misdeeds across campus for years under former coach art briles and






cfl's tiger-cats change their mind, announce ex-baylor coach art briles won't jo


not even a full half day after former baylor coach art briles was announced as an assistant coach for the canadian football league’s hamilton tiger-cats on monday, the league and the team chose to rescind that offer. amid public pressure from fans and sponsors alike, the cfl and tiger-cats released a joint statement monday night announcing briles would not be coaching north of the border after all.“art briles will no longer be joining the hamilton tiger-cats as a coach,” the statement read. “we came to this decision this evening following a lengthy discussion between the league and the hamilton organization. we wish mr. briles all the best in his future endeavours.”briles, 61, was fired by baylor last summer as part of a response to the scandal involving university leaders’ handling of sex






ex-head of football operations at baylor sues university


waco, texas — the former director of football operations at baylor university has filed a lawsuit arguing he was unfairly named as contributing to the school's mishandling of student ual ault complaints.colin shillinglaw's lawsuit in district court in dallas county names the school, interim president david garland and others as defendants. in the lawsuit filed tuesday, shillinglaw contends baylor leaders and others were defamatory in unfairly blaming him when it was the university's public safety officials who were responsible for handling ault complaints.shillinglaw, who was fired last year, is seeking a jury trial and damages.a baylor spokesman said the lawsuit is without merit."we will defend the university aggressively," spokesman jason cook said. "we look forward to presenting our def






art briles, former baylor coach, says he didn't cover up sexual violence


cbs/apmarch 2, 2017, 8:24 pmin this september 26, 2015 photo, then-head coach art briles of the baylor bears leads his team against the rice owls at mclane stadium in waco, texas. tom pennington, getty images austin, texas -- breaking months of public silence, former baylor coach art briles said thursday he did not cover up sexual violence by his players or try to obstruct any investigations tied to the assault scandal at the nation’s largest baptist university. “despite the insistence of certain people, i can remain silent no longer,” briles said in a letter, cbs sports reported. “there is an onslaught of information coming out in the press that is inaccurate, misleading and unfair to baylor, its amazing students, its strong faculty, the administration and its athletic programs,” he wrote






attorneys: briles drops libel suit against baylor officials


waco, texas — former baylor football coach art briles has dropped the defamation lawsuit filed against four university officials he accused of making false statements against him, according to attorneys in the case.briles in december sued the three regents and a university vice president for libel and slander, claiming they falsely stated that he knew of reported aults and alleged gang s by players and didn't report them.rusty hardin, an attorney for the regents, told the waco tribune-herald that the suit was dropped wednesday.the lawsuit that was filed in llano county also erted that baylor officials conspired to damage briles' reputation and keep him from getting another coaching job. it sought damages for emotional distress and likely ending his career as a coach "on any level."briles'






spring rhule: new baylor coach ready to finally get on field


waco, texas — matt rhule has been in perpetual motion since becoming baylor's coach more than three months ago.now, rhule finally gets to coach football when the bears open spring practice saturday."i'm unbelievably excited," rhule said this week in his office as workers prepared the practice field outside the window. "i'm anxious to see what some of these guys can do. ... i haven't seen a quarterback throw a ball yet. we haven't done any technique stuff."rhule took over a program reeling from the sexual assault scandal that cost two-time big 12 champion coach art briles his job last may.the world's largest baptist university is facing several federal lawsuits from women who say the school for years ignored or mishandled reports of sexual and physical assault, some against football players






former baylor coach art briles takes cfl assistant job


hamilton, ontario (ap) — former baylor coach art briles is back on the sideline a long way from texas.the hamilton tiger-cats of the canadian football league on monday announced that they have hired briles as their assistant head coach on offense . hamilton is off to an 0-8 start and recently changed head coaches, promoting longtime nfl and college coach june jones after he was serving as an assistant for the team.the 61-year-old briles was fired in may 2016 by baylor after an investigation by a law firm found that over several years the school mishandled numerous sexual assault allegations, including some against football players. the pepper hamilton review also led to the departures of baylor university president kenneth starr and athletic director ian mccaw.“he’s excited to be back in t






university of texas survey: 1 in 7 female students raped


austin, texas — nearly 15 percent of female undergraduates at the university of texas at austin reported being raped in a survey released by officials at the 50,000-student campus friday.the survey comes at a time when baylor university and state lawmakers are facing a widespread sexual assault scandal involving football players at the nation's largest baptist university.the texas survey data works out to about 1 in 7 undergraduate women in austin. nationwide, about 1 in 4 college women reported unwanted sexual contact in a 2015 survey by the association of american universities.the flagship texas campus is one of the largest in the u.s. and released friday's report ahead of schedule after a legislator this week revealed the 15 percent figure during a hearing in the texas capitol. the bayl






art briles, former baylor football coach's conduct detailed in court filing


waco, texas — a new court filing detailed allegations that former baylor university football coach art briles ignored ual aults by players, failed to alert university officials or discipline athletes and allowed them to continue playing.the filing is in response to a lawsuit against baylor and several officials including interim president david garland by former istant athletic director colin shillinglaw, who said he was falsely accused of mishandling several incidents.it said that in one case a m euse asked the team to discipline a player who reportedly exposed himself in 2013. the court filing said briles texted an istant coach: “what kind of discipline… she a stripper?”briles did not remove defensive lineman tevin elliott from the team or notify university officials even though two wome






court filing details former baylor football coach's conduct


waco, texas — a new court filing detailed allegations that former baylor university football coach art briles ignored ual aults by players, failed to alert university officials or discipline athletes and allowed them to continue playing.the filing is in response to a lawsuit against baylor and several officials including interim president david garland by former istant athletic director colin shillinglaw, who said he was falsely accused of mishandling several incidents.it said that in one case a m euse asked the team to discipline a player who reportedly exposed himself in 2013. the court filing said briles texted an istant coach: "what kind of discipline... she a stripper?"briles did not remove defensive lineman tevin elliott from the team or notify university officials even though two wo






texas rangers to investigate how baylor handled reports of sexual and physical a


texas' top law enforcement agency has opened a preliminary investigation into baylor university and how it handled reports of sexual and physical assault over several years. the texas rangers confirmed wednesday they are working with the mclennan county prosecutor's office to “determine if further action is warranted.” a group of state lawmakers had called tuesday for the rangers to investigate baylor, which faces several federal lawsuits from women who say the school ignored or mishandled their reports of assault for years. baylor officials say an internal investigation found at least 17 women who reported being sexually assaulted by 19 football players in recent years, although one lawsuit puts the number at more than 50 women. the statement from the texas rangers didn't say if the agenc






texas officials to investigate baylor university's handling of sexual and physic


texas' top law enforcement agency has opened a preliminary investigation into baylor university and how it handled reports of sexual and physical assault over several years. the texas rangers confirmed wednesday they are working with the mclennan county prosecutor's office to “determine if further action is warranted.” a group of state lawmakers had called tuesday for the rangers to investigate baylor, which faces several federal lawsuits from women who say the school ignored or mishandled their reports of assault for years. baylor officials say an internal investigation found at least 17 women who reported being sexually assaulted by 19 football players in recent years, although one lawsuit puts the number at more than 50 women. the statement from the texas rangers didn't say if the agenc






spring rhule: new baylor coach ready to finally get on field


waco, texas (ap) — matt rhule has been in perpetual motion since becoming baylor’s coach more than three months ago.now, rhule finally gets to coach football when the bears open spring practice saturday.“i’m unbelievably excited,” rhule said this week in his office as workers prepared the practice field outside the window. “i’m anxious to see what some of these guys can do. … i haven’t seen a quarterback throw a ball yet. we haven’t done any technique stuff.”rhule took over a program reeling from the sexual assault scandal that cost two-time big 12 champion coach art briles his job last may.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the world’s largest baptist university is facing several federal lawsuits from women who say the school for years ignored or mishandled reports






briles says he didn’t cover up sexual assaults at baylor


austin, texas (ap) — former baylor coach art briles says he didn’t cover up sexual violence by his players or try to obstruct any investigations in the scandal at the nation’s largest baptist university.briles, who was fired in may 2016, released a one-page letter thursday defending himself against allegations that he ignored incidents of assault and operated a program that considered itself above the rules.briles insists that when alerted to incidents his response was that victims should report details to the police.briles’ letter was issued one day after the texas rangers, the state’s top criminal investigations unit, said it had opened a preliminary investigation into how baylor handled assault allegations over several years. baylor faces several federal lawsuits from women who say thei






new lawsuit against baylor alleges 52 s in 4 years


waco, texas — a former baylor university student who says she was d by two football players filed a federal lawsuit friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more aults of women involving other players.the lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as "elizabeth doe," alleges at least 52 s by more than 30 football players over a four-year period.it also alleges a "culture of ual violence" and describes her 2013 attack by two players. it doesn't detail the other alleged attacks, but says some were recorded by the players, who shared them with friends.fifty-two aults would dramatically increase the 17 reports of ual and physical attacks involving 19 players since 2011 previously acknowledged by baylor officials.the school faces at least five lawsuits from wome






attorneys: briles drops libel suit against baylor officials


waco, texas (ap) — former baylor football coach art briles has dropped the defamation lawsuit filed against four university officials he accused of making false statements against him, according to attorneys in the case.briles in december sued the three regents and a university vice president for libel and slander, claiming they falsely stated that he knew of reported aults and alleged gang s by players and didn’t report them.rusty hardin, an attorney for the regents, told the waco tribune-herald that the suit was dropped wednesday.the lawsuit that was filed in llano county also erted that baylor officials conspired to damage briles’ reputation and keep him from getting another coaching job. it sought damages for emotional distress and likely ending his career as a coach “on any level.”mos






former baylor university student files new lawsuit alleging


waco, texas -- a former baylor university student who says she was d by two football players filed a federal lawsuit friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more aults of women involving other players. the lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as “elizabeth doe,” alleges at least 52 s by more than 30 football players over a four-year period. playvideocbs evening newsbaylor ual ault scandal worse than first thought the ual ault scandal involving football players at baylor university is more widespread than first reported. "60 minutes sports" has learne... it also alleges a “culture of ual violence” and describes her 2013 attack by two players. it doesn’t detail the other alleged attacks, but says some were recorded by the players, who shared them with






texas' top law enforcement agency investigating baylor sexual assault allegation


apmarch 1, 2017, 11:39 pma baylor bears helmet on the sidelines during the game against the buffalo bulls at ub stadium on sept. 12, 2014, in buffalo, new york. vaughn ridley/getty images austin, texas -- texas’ top law enforcement agency has opened a preliminary investigation into baylor university and how it handled reports of sexual and physical assault over several years. the texas rangers confirmed wednesday they are working with the mclennan county prosecutor’s office to “determine if further action is warranted.” playvideocbsn"60 minutes sports" looks into the growing baylor university sex assault scandal since 2011, 17 female baylor university students have claimed they were sexually assaulted. "60 minutes sports" correspondent armen keteyian join... a group of state lawmakers had






texas top law enforcement agency investigating baylor sexual assault allegations


apmarch 1, 2017, 11:39 pma baylor bears helmet on the sidelines during the game against the buffalo bulls at ub stadium on sept. 12, 2014, in buffalo, new york. vaughn ridley/getty images austin, texas -- texas’ top law enforcement agency has opened a preliminary investigation into baylor university and how it handled reports of sexual and physical assault over several years. the texas rangers confirmed wednesday they are working with the mclennan county prosecutor’s office to “determine if further action is warranted.” playvideocbsn"60 minutes sports" looks into the growing baylor university sex assault scandal since 2011, 17 female baylor university students have claimed they were sexually assaulted. "60 minutes sports" correspondent armen keteyian join... a group of state lawmakers had






baylor confirms ncaa investigation after sex abuse scandal


austin, texas (ap) — the ncaa is conducting an “ongoing, pending investigation” into baylor university in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach art briles and the departure of the school president, the school’s lawyers confirmed in a federal court filing.baylor officials acknowledged the investigation while asking a judge to protect the school’s communications with the ncaa from attorneys for several women who have sued the nation’s largest baptist university.baylor contends the school must maintain the confidentiality of the ncaa’s investigation process, though the school could turn over some information to plaintiffs’ attorneys who make specific requests. providing all communications with the ncaa, including what documents it had requested and who






baylor confirms ncaa investigation after sex abuse scandal


austin, texas — the ncaa is conducting an "ongoing, pending investigation" into baylor university in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach art briles and the departure of the school president, the school's lawyers confirmed in a federal court filing.baylor officials acknowledged the investigation while asking a judge to protect the school's communications with the ncaa from attorneys for several women who have sued the nation's largest baptist university.baylor contends the school must maintain the confidentiality of the ncaa's investigation process, though the school could turn over some information to plaintiffs' attorneys who make specific requests. providing all communications with the ncaa, including what documents it had requested and who had b






court filing details former baylor football coach’s conduct


waco, texas (ap) — a new court filing detailed allegations that former baylor university football coach art briles ignored ual aults by players, failed to alert university officials or discipline athletes and allowed them to continue playing.the filing is in response to a lawsuit against baylor and several officials including interim president david garland by former istant athletic director colin shillinglaw, who said he was falsely accused of mishandling several incidents.it said that in one case a m euse asked the team to discipline a player who reportedly exposed himself in 2013. the court filing said briles texted an istant coach: “what kind of discipline… she a stripper?”briles did not remove defensive lineman tevin elliott from the team or notify university officials even though two






amid allegations of sexual assault, the rise and shame of baylor nation


since the rape of jasmin hernandez in 2012 the allegations of sexual assault by baylor football players have multiplied, causing incalculable damage to the university’s reputation and leading to resignations and firings.with spring in the texas air, some baylor university students were navigating the social challenges of another off-campus party, chatting and dancing while trying not to spill their drinks. amid the swirl, a petite freshman named jasmin hernandez lost sight of her friends.then tevin elliott, a 20-year-old baylor football player dating someone she knew, appeared. earlier he had been pouring hard liquor for hernandez and other underage students; now he was insisting that her friends had gone outside. when hernandez expressed doubts, she said, he began pulling her by the wrist






blacklisting muslim brotherhood carries risks


in the immediate aftermath of the arab spring, the muslim brotherhood and its affiliates were winning elections across the middle east—a testament to the islamist movement’s popular appeal.now, president donald trump’s administration is considering declaring the brotherhood a terrorist organization, something that could trigger a slew of unexpected consequences across the region.founded in egypt in 1928, the brotherhood says...