Baylor University received its seventh Title IX lawsuit Tuesday night.
A new lawsuit filed against the Baylor football program alleges as many as eight football players drugged a student and took turns raping her in 2012. According to a report from the Waco Tribune-Herald, the plaintiff in the lawsuit reportedly remembers hearing the players yell, “Grab her phone! Delete my numbers and texts!” following the rape in an off-campus apartment.
It’s the latest in a long line of alleged assaults facing the Baylor program under former head coach Art Briles.
Here’s more from the report:
According to the suit, the football team had a system of hazing freshman recruits by having them bring freshman females to parties to be drugged and gang raped, “or in the words of the football players, ‘trains’ would be run on the girls.”
Considered a bonding experience by the players, according to the suit, the rapes were also photographed and videotaped, and the plaintiff confirmed that at least one 21-second videotape of two Baylor students being gang raped by football players had circulated.
Following the incident, the plaintiff reportedly had to endure classes with some of the players who allegedly raped her. The players allegedly harassed the plaintiff and her family via text messages sent with fake numbers.
The lawsuit also claims Baylor allegedly attempted to dissuade the plaintiff from reporting the assault.
ESPN’s Mark Schlabach also reported that the Baylor football parties included dog fighting.
Pretty damning allegations in former Baylor volleyball player's Title IX lawsuit against university pic.twitter.com/AGaaWK5n5j
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) May 17, 2017
The report specifically lays blame to Art Briles.