The story that just never seems to go away.
Baylor is back in the news regarding the sexual assault issues that cost the president, chancellor, and head coach, Art Briles, their jobs.
Former Baylor AD Ian McCaw alleges the school’s regents employed an elaborate plan that “essentially scapegoated black football players and the football program for being responsible for what was a decades-long, university-wide sexual assault scandal,” according to a motion filed in a Title IX lawsuit last Wednesday.
McCaw claims he was urged to stay as AD at Baylor, but he refused because he ‘was disgusted at that point with the regents, the racism, the phony “finding of fact” and because he did not want to be part of some Enron cover-up scheme.’
Obviously, what went on at that campus was disgusting and awful… but I tend to believe McCaw’s story. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that small college town big-wigs would devise a cover-up and blame somebody that leads a program that has never had much success, especially for regents that might not necessarily look favorably on the football program anyway.
The other side of this is that, I believe, new head coach Matt Rhule, who came to Baylor from Temple University, was probably lied to, in order to get him to take the job. I believe the people he’s working under are probably the biggest reason he was shopping around to the Colts and a few other teams after last season.
I’m sure there will be more develop about this eventually.