Baylor Football Players Suspended Following Sexual Assault Allegations

Kristin Weisell
March 15, 2018 - 6:16 am
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Three Baylor football players are now suspended from the team, following sexual assault allegations. Coach Matt Rhule confirms the players have been separated from the team and will not participate in spring practice.

These allegations were made in November. Two victims were reportedly members of Baylor's equestrian team. Rhule was not part of the committee which chose to suspend the players, but does think the situation was handled correctly. 

Baylor President Linda Livingstone has released the following statement.

"Baylor University takes any allegation of sexual assault seriously. The University’s new leadership team 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. 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.”

A fourth Baylor football player will also not be part of spring practice, but the reason hasn't been specified.

The players will not return to the team until further notice.