AUSTIN, Texas – Baylor University, says a former athletic director’s claims that the school used black football players as scapegoats to cover a school-wide sexual abuse scandal to his bizarre and blatantly false.”
The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the school responded in court filings Thursday to claims Ian McCaw made during a recent deposition in a lawsuit against the school. The lawsuit was filed two years ago by 10 women who claim that Baylor handled their sexual assault accusations.
The university says that the lawsuit is overtaken by the conspiracy theories, baseless accusations, and “rank speculation.”
Baylor was engulfed in a sexual abuse scandal surrounding the football team in 2016, ultimately resulting in the firing of football coach Art Briles and the degradation of the university president, Ken Starr. McCaw was disciplined and later resigned.
Information from: Waco Tribune-Herald, http://www.wacotrib.com