The Dallas Morning News reported on a new lawsuit facing Baylor University that alleges many more crimes than previously known with regards to the Baylor football team.
The report alleges that 52 rapes involving as many 31 Baylor football players occurred between 2011 and 2014 while Art Briles was the team’s head coach.
The lawsuit describes a culture of sexual violence within Baylor’s athletics, in which the school implemented a “show ’em a good time” policy that “used sex to sell” the football program to recruits. A Dallas-area high school athlete, according to the suit, said former assistant coach Kendall Briles once asked him, “Do you like white women? Because we have a lot of them at Baylor and they love football players.”
Investigation by lawyers identified at least 52 “acts of rape,” including five gang rapes, by 31 football players from 2011 to 2014. At least two of the gang rapes were committed by 10 or more players at one time, the suit states.
This specific lawsuit, filed by a Baylor graduate who was not identified by named, also details rape allegations facing former Baylor players Tre’Von Armstead and Shamycheal Chatman. Despite being connected to rape allegations in the past, Armstead and Chatman were never charged.
Briles was fired back in May after the allegations of sexual assaults and the covering up of those crimes broke to the public. The accusations against Briles including a culture that encouraged the crimes while he was the head coach of the football team.
Briles was eventually replaced in the interim by former Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe, and later permanently by former Temple head coach Matt Rhule.