This is only going to get bigger and bigger.
Amongst pages and pages of shocking accounts of the rape culture that was allowed to cultivate at Baylor in the lawsuit filed today, here is one that will likely cost someone their job. Kendal Briles, son of disgraced head coach Art Briles and offensive coordinator at FAU under Lane Kiffin, allegedly told prospective players that “white women love football players” at Baylor.
Included amongst the many shocking claims was this passage about the Owls 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 Kendal Briles once asked him, “Do you like white women? Because we have a lot of them at Baylor and they love football players.”
The report, filed by a former graduate of the university, claims that there were 52 separate instances of rape against her by 31 different players. At least five of the instances involved more than one player at a time with the most being 10. All of the accounts are said to have happened between 2011 and 2014.
Even with having to leave the team so close to the National Championship, this might be the first major hurdle in Lane Kiffin’s tenure as FAU head coach. Pressure will be on to fire Briles as more and more details are released. While it is not solely his decision, this is likely something Kiffin will discuss with the athletic director soon.
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