Baylor has only released tidbits of the Pepper Hamilton report which detailed the reasons head coach Art Briles was fired.
On Wednesday, the Big 12 dropped the hammer on Baylor, requesting all documents associated with the reported sexual assault coverup be released:
“Today, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby sent a letter to Baylor University Interim President David Garland once again requesting all documents associated with the investigations of sexual assaults at Baylor. This request is for written materials as well as any information that has been conveyed orally to University leadership or to its Board of Regents including, but not limited to, the unedited written or verbal information from Pepper Hamilton, omitting only the names of any involved students. Internal documents pertinent to the investigation have also been requested.
Because many of the incidents at Baylor reportedly involve student-athletes, the Conference is appropriately concerned with discovery of the facts. The Big 12 is primarily configured to facilitate fair competition among its members and compliance to the rules of both the Conference and NCAA. To that end, full disclosure is vital to assess the impact on the Big 12.”
Some action should have been taken against Baylor long ago, but it’s better late than never, we suppose.
Good on the Big 12 for attempting to make things right.