Baylor: Briles, others told about gang rape allegation
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.