A lawsuit filed against Baylor University describes Coach Art Briles' creating not only a winning team (for the first time in years), but a new kind of male bonding in the form of gang rape.
Excerpts from the Complaint:
Defendant Baylor University is a private educational institution with its campus located in Waco, McLennan County, Texas. ... Plaintiff was a student athlete at Baylor from the fall of 2011 to the spring of 2013. Upon her arrival at Baylor, Plaintiff joined the women's volleyball team. ... In February 2012, Plaintiff was brutally gang-raped by at least four, and according to some reports, as many as eight, Baylor football players. ... Prior to Plaintiff's arrival at Baylor, Baylor officials permitted a campus condition rife with sexual assault... In November 2007, Baylor announced that Art Briles had been hired as its new football coach. Prior to Briles' arrival at Baylor in 2008, Baylor football was comparatively one of the worst, if not the worst, team in the Big Twelve southern conference. It finished in last place in 13 of 14 consecutive seasons. Briles was brought to Baylor specifically to fix this problem. ... [From] 2011-2014 Briles' recruits would win an unprecedented 42 football games. After 15 years of finishing at or near the bottom of their football conference standings, Baylor was quickly on top of the Big Twelve conference. ... In order to ensure that a last-place team could recruit the players needed to win football games, Baylor's recruiting efforts used sex to sell the program.
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