Bay­lor: Briles, oth­ers told about gang rape al­le­ga­tion

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Bay­lor Uni­ver­sity has explained for the first time how former foot­ball coach Art Briles and oth­ers re­sponded to a woman’s claims that she was gang-raped by five of his play­ers.

The stu­dent-ath­lete in­formed her head coach in April 2013 that she had been as­saulted a year ear­lier and pro­vided the names of the foot­ball play­ers, uni­ver­sity of­fi­cials told The Dal­las Morn­ing News in a state­ment Fri­day.

The uni­ver­sity said the coach re­ported the mat­ter to Briles, former ath­letic di­rec­tor Ian McCaw and a sports ad­min­is­tra­tor. But no one re­ported it to the uni­ver­sity’s of­fice of Ju­di­cial Af­fairs, as re­quired by fed­eral law, ac­cord­ing to the state­ment.

Briles and McCaw have ac­knowl­edged they did not re­port it to Ju­di­cial Af­fairs, the uni­ver­sity said. Bay­lor of­fi­cials said McCaw, who could not be reached for com­ment, ini­tially de­nied hav­ing any knowl­edge of the stu­dent-ath­lete’s al­le­ga­tion, but later ad­mit­ted the woman’s head coach had told him.

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