Baylor Details ‘Horrifying’ Alleged Sexual Assaults by Football PlayersHere's the problem: in order to have the eighth-ranked football team in the country, you need some large, violent young men. This what that looks like:
University regents offer for the first time the detailed findings of an outside investigation
By Brad Reagan
Updated Oct. 28, 2016 3:29 p.m. ET
The sexual-violence scandal at Baylor University that cost its celebrated football coach his job involved 17 women who reported sexual or domestic assaults involving 19 players, including four alleged gang rapes, since 2011, according to Baylor regents.
Baylor fired coach Art Briles in May for failing to deal with sexual-violence allegations involving his squad, but provided only a vague description of the alleged improprieties at the time. Legions of fans and donors rallied to his cause.
Now, in interviews with The Wall Street Journal, regents who oversee the university are offering for the first time publicly more detailed findings from an outside investigation conducted by Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP. The probe showed some Baylor players allegedly participated in what one regent calls a “horrifying and painful” series of assaults over several years.
In at least one case, Baylor regents said, Mr. Briles knew about an alleged incident and didn’t alert police, the school’s judicial-affairs staff or the Title IX office in charge of coordinating the school’s response to sexual violence.
The disclosures will likely reignite the sexual-assault scandal that for months has swirled around the private Baptist university, which currently boasts the eighth-ranked football team in the country.
Alumni and critics of Baylor’s handling of sexual violence on campus have clamored for more information about why Baylor fired not only Mr. Briles but the school’s high-profile president, former prosecutor Kenneth Starr.
“There was a cultural issue there that was putting winning football games above everything else, including our values,” said J. Cary Gray, a lawyer and member of the Baylor board of regents. More broadly, he said, “we did not have a caring community when it came to these women who reported that they were assaulted. And that is not OK.” [More]
And that may mean trouble. The WSJ doesn't say what color any of the alleged attackers and victims are, but some legal action has been taken, and we know what color the convicts are:
Two former Baylor football players have been convicted of sexual assault in the past four years, and a third, Shawn Oakman, is under indictment. He has pleaded not guilty. Baylor also is facing lawsuits from more than a dozen former students alleging the school turned a blind eye to reports of sexual assault over many years. Baylor has declined to comment about those cases.
Shawn Oakman is pictured at the top of this post—he's 6'9' and 265 pounds. He's an alleged rapist. Here is Tevin Elliott. He's a convicted rapist. This is not one of your imaginary Duke Lacrosse or UVA rapes—Tevin is going away for twenty years.
Ex-BU football player gets 20 years in sexual assaultsPosted: Friday, January 24, 2014 12:01 amAnother player convicted was Sam Ukuwachu, right. Here's the Texas Monthly's description of what happened to an 18 year old virgin who court documents refer to as Jane Doe:
By TOMMY WITHERSPOON WacoTrib.com
Former Baylor football player Tevin Elliott, who a prosecutor said needs to grow a conscience, was sentenced to the maximum 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine Thursday on each of two counts of sexually assaulting a former Baylor student in 2012.
A 54th State District Court jury of nine women and three men deliberated about two hours before rejecting the 22-year-old Elliott’s plea for probation.[ More]
The two were friendly, and shortly before two in the morning, Ukwuachu texted Doe, who replied to his message by saying that she would call him. During her testimony Tuesday, she said that she had called him moments later and agreed to go with him to get something to eat or to go to another party—but after he picked her up that night, he turned the wrong way out of her apartment complex and drove her to his apartment instead. Doe’s testimony regarding what happened in his apartment is disturbing. She described Ukwuachu as extremely agitated, getting angry with his dog and with a friend on the phone, who was in from out of town. After she resisted his initial advances, Doe testified, he began to grab her. “He was using all of his strength to pull up my dress and do stuff to me,” she said. “He had me on my stomach on the bed, and he was on top of me.” Doe testified that he pulled her dress up, pulled her underwear to the side, and forced her legs open with his toes, her head pressed between his bed and his desk, then forced himself inside of her. Doe was a virgin at the time.Ukwuachu only got six months in jail. Steve Sailer described the Ukwuachu case this way:
By Jessica Luther, August 20, 2015
One Convenient Trick for Being a Winning College Football Coach–Recruit Potential RapistsAnd the Tevin Elliott case this way:
When recruiting, scrape the bottom of the behavioral barrel harder than the other coaches dare.
Sure, it often ends up in a campus rape scandal, but by then maybe you’ve moved on to an even better job.
The Fastest Way to College Football and Basketball Success: Recruit More Rapists and MurderersOn the "Not Reporting Race" question, I'd like to know what color the rest of the players accused of "domestic or sexual" assault are, especially the players involved in the four alleged gang rapes.
As I’ve been pointing out for years, a standard way an ambitious coach raises the success level of a college football or basketball program is to dare to scrape the bottom of the behavioral barrel harder than rival coaches when recruiting giant young males. A statistically likely side effect is that more coeds on your campus get raped, but boosters can pay the young ladies off.
And since most of the football and basketball player rapists are black and their victims tend to be white, nobody has really wanted to talk about what’s going on terribly explicitly. Black-on-white rape is a stereotype, right? So therefore it’s nothing to worry about.
It’s much more socially acceptable to make up stories about Haven Monahan and the Duke lacrosse team menace. Haven Monahan shattered stereotypes, just like he shattered glass, so we should notice him, not all the black basketball and football player rapists who actually exist. [More]
I suppose it's Deplorable of me to point this out, but most young white men would refuse to take part in a gang rape. The rape culture at places like Duke and UVA turned out to be imaginary. In the Baylor football program, it's apparently real.