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The Big 12 is Pressuring Baylor to Come Clean on the Sexual Assault Scandal

The Big 12 is asking Baylor University to share all materials/information they have in regards to the sexual assaults that have taken place at Baylor. 

Maybe this move by the Conference will force Baylor to do what most people have been demanding: the release of all documents from the Pepper Hamilton report. 

This process is important to not only Baylor and the safety of it’s students…but for all Universities to watch and learn from the mistakes made in Waco. I know lots of folks love “to win”…but we have to fight to keep perspective and maintain priorities at these Universities. 

The Big 12 released this statement explaining their position:

On May 24, 2016, the Big 12 Board requested a full accounting of the circumstances surrounding the sexual assaults at the University. At this time the Board is only privy to information that has been made available to the public.

Today, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby sent a letter to Baylor University Interim President David Garland once again requesting all documents associated with the investigations of sexual assaults at Baylor. This request is for written materials as well as any information that has been conveyed orally to University leadership or to its Board of Regents including, but not limited to, the unedited written or verbal information from Pepper Hamilton, omitting only the names of any involved students. Internal documents pertinent to the investigation have also been requested.

Because many of the incidents at Baylor reportedly involve student-athletes, the Conference is appropriately concerned with discovery of the facts. The Big 12 is primarily configured to facilitate fair competition among its members and compliance to the rules of both the Conference and NCAA. To that end, full disclosure is vital to assess the impact on the Big 12.

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby went on to say that, “All of our member universities consider student safety and security to be paramount among institutional responsibilities. The Big 12 Board of Directors, each member of the Conference and its student-athletes want to convey that our thoughts, concerns and sympathies are with the Baylor survivors and their families.”