Baylor defensive back Travon Blanchard had a protective order issued against him.
The news just keeps getting worse for Baylor. After allegations of sexual abuse and violence rocked the program, it looked as though the Bears would be able to turn things around under new head coach Matt Rhule.
Not to be, however, as another incident of alleged abuse has come to the forefront.
This time, a woman alleged senior defensive back Travon Blanchard of committing multiple acts of violence against her. According to KWTX,the McLennan County District Attorney's Office applied for the protective order.
According to the affidavit filed in support of the order, on Feb. 4, Blanchard became upset when a waiter approached the woman at a restaurant and asked whether they knew each other. Blanchard “began verbally abusing the applicant”, and followed her as she tried to leave, the affidavit says.
He grabbed her hand in an attempt to take her car keys and broke her finger, cutting the finger “to the point where she was unable to have it stitched,” the affidavit says. She was able to flag down a nearby police officer, but Blanchard fled the scene, and police weren’t able to find him.
It’s not clear from the affidavit where this incident occurred, and Waco police does not have record of the incident. In an earlier incident on Jan. 17, the affidavit says Blanchard became upset at her when she received a Snapchat message from a male friend.
It says he picked her up, and “began tossing and shoving the applicant around the apartment, slamming her into the sofa, bed, and walls several times causing soreness in her entire body,” the affidavit says.
If this is true, not a good look for Baylor as Matt Rhule tries to turn the program around.
UPDATE: Baylor suspended Travon Blanchard indefinitely.
Swift action taken here by Baylor.