Baylor football is once again at the center of a sexual assault investigation.
The Baylor football program was cleaned out, from athletic director Ian McCaw down to head coach Art Briles, ahead of the 2016 season after it failed to adequately deal with numerous sexual assault cases for years.
Now, two more Baylor football players are reportedly involved in a sexual assault investigation.
According to a report by KWTX in Waco, "at least" two redshirting football players have been questioned about a November incident. The two unnamed women, one listed as a victim and one as a complainant, are both reportedly members of the school's equestrian team.
At least two redshirt Baylor football players are being investigated in connection with a sexual assault report involving members of the school's Equestrian team, according to several sources with direct knowledge of the situation.
The incident allegedly occurred at the University Parks Apartments near campus overnight on Nov. 11 into the early morning hours of Nov. 12 after the Baylor football team lost to Texas Tech at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Baylor’s online crime log says the incident was reported on Nov. 14 as “Alcohol-Minors Consuming/Sexual Assault,” and was referred to the school’s Judicial Affairs and Title IX offices, but two heavily redacted police reports obtained by KWTX say only that campus officers took a report of a sexual assault.
The report states that four Baylor students in total were interviewed about the incident. There have also been multiple interviews with Baylor faculty members. It is unknown if they work in the school's athletic department.
So far, no charges have been made in the case, but the investigation is reportedly active. The school released this statement to KWTX:
“Baylor University takes any allegation of sexual assault seriously," said Lori Fogleman, Asst. Vice President for Media Communications at Baylor. "The University is unwavering in our commitment to follow our well-documented Title IX policy and procedures in regards to reporting and responding to incidents of sexual assault. Additionally, the University is required to protect the confidentiality of all parties involved to ensure a fair and equitable process."
“The responsibility of responding to alleged incidents of sexual violence does not rest solely in the hands of any specific individual or unit. It is a University response dictated by our Title IX policy. Baylor University remains committed to providing for the safety and security of our campus community.”
We'll have more as it comes to light in this latest Baylor case.