On Wednesday, the Big 12 Conference broke its silence regarding the ongoing sexual assault investigation at Baylor University.
The scandal has resulted in the firing of numerous school officials and head coach Art Briles, but refused to reveal more information of the findings from the investigation outside of the 13-page Pepper Hamilton Report.
In a statement from the conference, the Big 12 asked Baylor to release the full findings of the report while also showing some concern about the institution’s control.
“[T]he Big 12 Board of Directors is gravely and deeply concerned by media reports about activities involving the athletics program at Baylor University,” part of the statement read.
Baylor has attempted to save face by ridding the program of a coaches and assistants specifically mentioned in the report, but it is clear that the conference, much like fans and the media, would like to see more.
You can additional comments from the Big 12’s statement below.
“On May 24, 2016, the Big 12 Board requested a full accounting of the circumstances surrounding the sexual assaults at the University. At this time the Board is only privy to information that has been made available to the public.
“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.”
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