Sexual assault allegations on college campuses are reading their ugly heads once again and another dominant coach has been terminated from his coaching duties.
Baylor University has announced football coach Art Briles has been suspended and the school is planning to terminate him after eight seasons with the program. There were reports and rumors brewing regarding the sexual assaults occurring on campus by football players from Baylor, with complainants believing Briles and other officials knew about these incidents and decided to cover them up rather than addressing the matter. This led to the university beginning the process of cleaning house and getting rid of Briles, School President Ken Starr and placing Athletic Director Ian McCaw on probation.
An anonymous source who allegedly has a lot of knowledge of the matter believed the Baylor Board of Regents did not view the actions of Briles, Star and McCaw as necessary to reprimand due to the fact the football program has reached a huge amount of success in the Big 12 conference. Since Briles’ arrival, Baylor has gone 65-37, winning a pair of Big 12 Conference championships and reaching two New Year’s Six bowl games. Art was the main reason why the Bears football program went from perennial look overs to elite status in one of the most competitive conferences in football.
After word got out of the firing, some of the Baylor players expressed their disappointment via Twitter.
ill be an blind idiot over a man i believe in… @CoachArtBriles is a football coach he handles football..
— 1⃣ (@tyoung_01) May 26, 2016
anything with the outside of the lines of football the school and police handle.. — 1⃣ (@tyoung_01) May 26, 2016
A 4-star recruit has even considered opening his recruitment process since the news has been announced.
Let’s just hope officials will seriously take the initiative of handling on-campus scenarios a lot responsibly than ever.