Baylor-football sex assault coverup

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by Disambiguation, May 29, 2016.

  1. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    "1. Baylor football’s coaches put the safety of women on campus at-risk

    The choices made by football staff and athletics leadership, in some instances, posed a risk to campus safety and the integrity of the University.
    2. Baylor football coaches inappropriately met with accusers

    In those instances, football coaches or staff met directly with a complainant and/or a parent of a complainant and did not report the misconduct.
    3. Baylor football coaches worked to discredit sexual assault accusers

    Football staff conducted their own untrained internal inquiries, outside of policy, which improperly discredited complainants and denied them the right to a fair, impartial and informed investigation, interim measures or processes promised under University policy.
    4. Baylor football simply dismissed alleged offenders or helped them transfer to another school instead of reporting them

    In some instances, the football program dismissed players for unspecified team violations and assisted them in transferring to other schools.
    5. Baylor football coaches and staff allowed their players to act with impunity

    [Baylor football coaches] reinforced an overall perception that football was above the rules, and that there was no culture of accountability for misconduct.
    6. Baylor football’s disciplinary process protected players from university and law enforcement investigation and punishment

    This informal system of discipline involves multiple coaches and administrators, relies heavily upon individual judgment in lieu of clear standards for discipline, and has resulted in conduct being ignored or players being dismissed from the team based on an informal and subjective process.
    7. Baylor football coaches and staff didn’t care to find out why sexual assault complaints against players were so prevalent

    Further, no attempt was made to understand the root causes of behavior or steps necessary to prevent its recurrence.
    8. Baylor football’s leadership completely failed women on campus

    Leadership in football and the athletics department did not set the tone, establish a policy or practice for reporting and documenting significant misconduct."
  2. Random guy Member

    Oh man, that's damning!

    A good result of the Steubenville debackle is that people are more aware now. Without the efforts of KnightSec, Goddard and others, an the increased attention Tracy Lords brought to the case, I don't think the Baylor report would ever have been written.

    I agree about KnightSec. The cases of sex abuse in Universities helped bring these crimes at the largest Baptist university into the open. The people who fought for their own justice in previous criminal conspiracies should feel proud.
    Ken Star made football a major donation source so the university actively suppressed Investigations to support those finances.
  4. Disambiguation Global Moderator
    "There is a reason the entire report into the Baylor sexual assault scandal hasn’t been released yet.

    There isn’t one.

    The law firm Pepper Hamilton, which was commissioned to independently investigate the scourge of football players violating women on campus, merely made an oral presentation, according to Baylor University interim president David Garland, which was paraphrased into the publicly released “The Findings of Fact and Recommendations.”"
  5. Ann O'Nymous Member

    Another case of "promising lives" destroyed by a "20 minutes mistake" ?
  6. JohnnyRUClear Member

    Much like a baseball game, the report was 20 minutes of action jam-packed into a comatose vagina.

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