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Wed Aug 11, 2021, 03:54 PM

N.C.A.A. Will Not Punish Baylor for Sexual Assault Scandal

Source: NY Times

The N.C.A.A.’s decision came more than five years after Baylor’s efforts to cover up sexual assaults became public.

By Alan Blinder

Baylor University, where sexual assault was a horrifying norm inside the football program in the 2010s, did not break N.C.A.A. rules when it failed to report allegations of wrongdoing, the association concluded on Wednesday.

“Baylor admitted to moral and ethical failings in its handling of sexual and interpersonal violence on campus but argued those failings, however egregious, did not constitute violations of N.C.A.A. rules,” an association committee wrote in a ruling released on Wednesday. “Ultimately, and with tremendous reluctance, this panel agrees.”

A different outcome, the committee said, would have required the panel “to ignore the rules the association’s membership has adopted,” something that it wrote would be “antithetical to the integrity of the infractions process.”

The association’s decision came more than five years after a law firm hired by the university concluded that leaders of Baylor’s football program sometimes “affirmatively chose not to report sexual violence” to the appropriate authorities and that team officials had moved to “divert cases from the student conduct or criminal processes.”



In addition to the scrutiny by the N.C.A.A., Baylor has faced a criminal inquiry and a wave of civil litigation.Credit...Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald, via Associated Press

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/sports/ncaafootball/ncaa-baylor-sexual-assault.html



This story was published BEFORE the 1PM 1/2 day walkout.


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 04:03 PM

1. Justice delayed is always justice denied.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 04:06 PM

2. Baylor.. A deeply religious Baptist institution

Cares deeply about it's students and the atheletes that prey on them.

You just can't let a little rape get in the way of football revenues!

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Response to Thunderbeast (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 09:32 PM

10. What was Baylor U's president Ken Starr doing during this? Timeline from Waco Trib:

https://wacotrib.com/news/higher_education/timeline-baylor-sexual-assault-controversy/article_abf21ab8-2267-51bf-84d8-6268f4222af0.html
September 2013:
Baylor President Ken Starr and his wife, Alice, lobbied for a Virginia school administrator who admitted to molesting five children under the age of 14 to be sentenced to community service rather than jail time. Instead, a judge sentenced the man to 43 years in prison for the abuse.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 12, 2021, 06:32 AM

13. Ah, Ken Starr, the paragon of Christian-Republican virtue

The man was portrayed in the press -- when he pursued Clinton -- as strict but above the fray! What a crock. Time has shown him to be little more than a suppurating lesion on a syphilitic scrotum.

But Baylor U. was such a model for Baptist Christianity! Strict rules against drugs as well, apparently, as reporting rape and other sexual offenses (you read that right -- it was the victims who were shabbily treated by the University.)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 04:26 PM

3. Appalling

but not unexpected. Is Ken Starr still chancellor there? Former football coach Art Briles is at (ugh, gag, puke) Liberty now.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 04:43 PM

4. No, he was kicked out of Baylor for the same issue

He is now hiding from his latest scandal about extra-marital sex he had with some woman. Such a moral man...

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 12, 2021, 10:14 AM

14. But the NCAA doesn't care

if Briles is coaching at that sewer Liberty, which has its own sexual and rape issues.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 04:53 PM

5. So the NCAA is forgiving all offenses. Go forth and rape at will. No consequences.

This is disgusting.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 05:08 PM

6. It would be one thing if the NCAA didn't write the rules

But letting the entire institution off? If they wanted to absolutely nail Baylor, they could have.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 07:22 PM

8. Hey, they pretended to care about PSU's child rape scandal. Doesn't that count for something?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 05:13 PM

7. Greed ruins everything it touches.

 

One billion a year in revenune (in the case of the NCAA) covers a multitude of sins.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 12, 2021, 11:18 AM

15. Baylor is hardly a significant part of the money making engine.

They're a 2nd tier program in a 2nd tier conference. And the Big 12 is not the SEC or Big 10. They're not even the ACC or Pac 12.

The only two sports programs that really matter in Big 12 are Texas and Oklahoma, both of which are leaving the Big 12 in a year or two.

Baylor is really a minor cog in this whole College Sports industry, and why they'd be given a pass is beyond me.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:43 PM

9. What did anyone expect, it was just violence against women.

It's not like the athletes made a buck and didn't cut the NCAA in for 60%.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 09:52 PM

11. ...because these over-hyped college athletic programs rake in huge sums of cash.

n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 10:10 PM

12. The Problem From Day 1 Was that Illegal Conduct Does Not Violate NCAA Rules

it violates criminal statutes and federal Title IX statutes but NCAA really didn't have jurisdiction over that type of conduct...and I say that as a long time fan of the one school that got hammered by the NCAA with the Death Penalty-SMU. The entire episode was disgusting and I hope Briles and Ken Starr burn in hell. I just can't believe it took 5 years to reach that conclusion.

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