Art Briles named in federal sexual assault suit against Baylor

Longtime Baylor football coach Art Briles has been named in a federal Title IX lawsuit against the university, according to a report from Sue Ambrose of The Dallas Morning News.

The petitioner in the suit is Jasmin Hernandez, the woman whom former Bears linebacker Tevin Elliot was convicted of sexually assaulting in 2014. Elliot is currently serving a 20-year sentence for his crime.

The suit states that Baylor made no effort to investigate Hernandez’s claim and that when she went to approach Briles about the matter, she was told by his secretary that the athletic department was “looking into it.”

Hernandez also claims that she was told that Baylor’s counseling center was “too full” to help her or handler her case, thus turning up the temperature of the hot water that Baylor could be in. Keep in mind that former Bears linebacker Sam Ukwuachu was convicted last year of raping a female student-athlete and rumors swirled of how much Baylor and Briles knew of his violent past, and Tennessee is also currently embroiled in a Title IX lawsuit over similar claims.

That said, though Art Briles himself has not commented on the situation, it’s going to be interesting to find out just what happened on Baylor’s campus that led to this point.

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