Ken Starr is still president of Baylor … for now

Posted on 25 May 2016 at 11:00am
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Baylor President Ken Starr, the special prosecutor who was so outraged over President Bill Clinton’s consensual affair with Monica Lewinsky, has done little or nothing about sexual assaults taking place on the Baylor campus in Waco. He has been president of the school since February 2010.

Critics have been calling for his removal and news outlets on Tuesday reported he had been fired. But Starr was still on the job Wednesday morning, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.

Baylor athletes have been accused of multiple sexual assaults:

A former football player was arrested in April for sexually assaulting a female student after leaving a bar in Waco. He claims the encounter was consensual.

Two former football players are accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a party in 2013. A former tennis player is accused in another sexual assault case.

In 2015, a former football player was convicted of sexually assaulting a player on the women’s soccer team. Another was convicted in 2014 and given 20 years in prison for two counts of sexual assault.

The president of a suspended fraternity is charged with sexual assault at an off-campus party.

Women who filed complaints said their cases have been mishandled. One said Baylor police blamed her for being raped.

One football player has been named several times in sexual assault and the school has taken no action against him.

With this sort of record, why does the NCAA allow Baylor’s sports programs to continue? Drive down I-35 and see Baylor’s shiny new expensive stadium. That’s why.

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