The Baylor Bears have been embroiled in massive scandal for months and months but new allegations take things to an even more heinous level.
In short, a new lawsuit has been filed with Houston lawyer Muhammad Aziz representing “Jane Doe” client and the Waco Tribune sheds additional light on the troubling accusations of gang rape.
According to the suit, the football team had a system of hazing freshman recruits by having them bring freshman females to parties to be drugged and gang raped, “or in the words of the football players, ‘trains’ would be run on the girls.”
Considered a bonding experience by the players, according to the suit, the rapes were also photographed and videotaped, and the plaintiff confirmed that at least one 21-second videotape of two Baylor students being gang raped by football players had circulated.
This is, of course, absolutely brutal to consider and the notion of a “bonding experience” in this way is deplorable. Included the report was the official response from Baylor:
“As this case proceeds, Baylor maintains its ability to present facts — as available to the University — in response to the allegations contained in the legal filing,” the statement said. “The University’s response in no way changes Baylor’s position that any assault involving members of our campus community is reprehensible and inexcusable. Baylor remains committed to eliminating all forms of sexual and gender-based harassment and discrimination within our campus community.”
The lawsuit remains a developing story but this is yet another dark day for Baylor if any shred of this is accurate.