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Baylor Football Rape Scandal: Bears The Latest Program To Ignore Sex Assault Victims [VIDEO]

By Eduardo Mendez (e.mendez@sportsworldnews.com)
on Jan 31, 2016 01:50 PM EST
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The old adage "football is a religion" went a step too far at Baylor University. The school is being accused of mishandling sexual assault accusations involving some of its football players, per ESPN.

A report from "Outside The Lines" -- published with first-hand accounts from accusers, chief among them Tanya -- alleges that Baylor provided inadequate support for victims involving two former football players, Tevin Elliot and Sam Ukwuachu.

"An investigation by Outside the Lines found several examples in Tanya's case, and others at Baylor, in which school officials either failed to investigate, or adequately investigate, allegations of sexual violence," the report read. "In many cases, officials did not provide support to those who reported assaults.

"Moreover, it took Baylor more than three years to comply with a federal directive: In April 2011, the U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to all colleges and universities outlining their responsibilities under Title IX, including the need for each school to have a Title IX coordinator. Baylor didn't hire a full-time coordinator until fall 2014."

In Tanya's case, it was Elliot that raped her not once, but twice off campus. She wasn't provided additional security because of where it took place.

Naturally, with such serious allegations facing the program, Baylor has hired an outside consultant to review its handling of past sexual assault cases, per SI.com.

A serious look into the future of Art Briles will be required as well. Few head coaches have been able to survive such a scandal, if ever.

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