It appears as though Baylor will fight the allegations brought against the university to the bitter end. On Wednesday, the university moved to have the Title IX lawsuit alleging 52 rapes by 31 football players dismissed.
According to Baylor, the lawsuit is invalid because it is beyond its statute of limitations.
Baylor also refuted the claim that the group of women who took part in the hostess program known as the Baylor Bruins were forced into having sexual intercourse with potential recruits.
“Baylor does not agree with or concede the accuracy of plaintiff’s 146-paragraph complaint and its immaterial and inflammatory assertions,” according to the motion.
Baylor’s desire to have the lawsuit dismissed was first reported in the Waco Tribune-Herald, in which they claim that the lawsuit fails to show “deliberate indifference” on the part of the university.
The original lawsuit was filed by a woman who claims to have been gang raped by former Baylor football players Tre’Von Armstead and Shamycheal Chatman. Both Armstead and Chatman were arrested and indicted last week in connection with the charges.
The motion comes as no real surprise to the victims attorney. Boulder, Colorado attorney John Clune said the filing “looked fine” and contained “no real surprises.” It seems as though Baylor’s motion to have the entire lawsuit dismissed is but the corresponding perry in what will likely be a long and drawn out legal battle.