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Baylor AD on possible coverup: ‘Nothing to my knowledge’

The Baylor football program is under fire for allegations of violence by players.
The Baylor football program is under fire for allegations of violence by players. pmoseley@star-telegram.com

The Baylor athletic department is under fire and on Thursday the school’s athletic director tried to tamp the flames during an appearance on SiriusXM College Sports Radio on the heels of Wednesday’s damning report by ESPN’s Outside the Lines.

The report revealed new cases of violence involving Baylor football players, and that some Baylor officials, including coaches, knew about many of the incidents. Another alarming piece of information presented in the report was a possible collaboration between Baylor and Waco police to keep allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence from public view.

SiriusXM College Sports hosts Rick Neuheisel and Chris Childers asked Ian McCaw, who took over the Baylor program following the men’s basketball murder and scandal involving former coach Dave Bliss in 2003, if he knows of a collaboration between the Baylor athletic department and the police.

“Nothing to my knowledge,” McCaw said. “Student safety really is something that just has to be in place, and that’s something that our administration, our board of regents are very committed to, and we’re taking very strong steps to make sure that we have the best Title IX system possible. We built a very safe campus to protect the welfare of all of our students.”

Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star Telegram with a report from Baylor after Art Briles and his players met with the media.

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