What did Baylor know and when did it know it? That’s become the question for Baylor leaders, especially coach Art Briles and president Kenneth Starr (yes, that Ken Starr), as report after report have emerged detailing accusations of violence and sexual assault involving their football players. It’s an important question not just because of the NCAA charade of demanding upstanding “student-athletes,” but also because federal law requires universities to seriously investigate allegations of sexual assault.
Today, ESPN’s Outside the Lines published a report by Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach adding to the growing count of football players investigated by Waco police within the last few years. It adds that police documents show “at least some Baylor officials, including coaches” knew about what happened, and in one case, records somehow ended up being pulled from the computer system.