WACO, Texas – Baylor University officials have responded to a defamation lawsuit filed by ex-football coach Art Briles, say that they were sincere in reactions to criticize Briles’ handling of sexual assault allegations against players.
Three Baylor regents and the administrator said in a court filing last week in Llano County that Briles is a public figure and bears the responsibility of proving a lie.
The four men, including Chief Operating Officer Reagan Ramsower and regent President Ronald Murff, applications of a lawsuit.
Briles lodged a complaint in the last month. It accuses the men of erroneously said that he knew of the reported attacks and the alleged gang raped by the players and not to sign.
He set Baylor officials conspired to damage his reputation and keep him from getting another job coaching.