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OT - Baylor football team....
#41
I just read that Liberty, that pious university of Christian goodness started by the most self-righteous of them all Jerry Falwell, hired back in November the former AD for Baylor, Ian McCaw, who was embroiled in the sex assault scandal for the same position! Good lord! facepalm
#42
redemption is more than just forgiveness ... or maybe i have that backwards

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"I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big." ... Donald Trump


#43
Baylor suspends DB Travon Blanchard after protective order issued
9:22 PM CT
Mark Schlabach

Baylor indefinitely suspended senior defensive back Travon Blanchard from all football-related activities on Feb. 7, after a woman who accused him of multiple acts of violence against her requested a protective order from a judge.

The McLennan County district attorney's office filed the application for a restraining order against Blanchard on behalf of the woman earlier this month, and a judge signed the order on Tuesday. The order stipulates Blanchard is to have no communication with the woman and is to stay away from her apartment.

Baylor officials said in a statement that Blanchard, a rising senior from Orange, Texas, was indefinitely suspended from the team when the district attorney's office applied for the restraining order earlier this month.

"The Baylor Athletics Department is aware of a complaint made against Travon Blanchard through the McLennan County District Attorney's Office," Baylor officials said in a statement on Tuesday. "Immediately upon notification on February 7, the appropriate campus student-conduct process was initiated and Blanchard was suspended indefinitely from all team related activities, pending the outcome of the investigation."

According to the affidavit filed by the district attorney's office, which was obtained by KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas, Blanchard allegedly became upset when a waiter approached the woman at a restaurant on Feb. 4 and asked whether they knew each other.


Travon Blanchard was a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist as the country's top defensive back last season. Brett Deering/Getty Images
Blanchard "began verbally abusing the applicant" and followed her as she tried to leave, the affidavit says. He allegedly grabbed her hand in an attempt to take her car keys and broke her finger. The affidavit says the woman cut her finger "to the point where she was unable to have it stitched." The woman flagged down a police officer, but Blanchard fled the scene, and police weren't able to locate him.

In an earlier incident on Jan. 17, the affidavit alleges, Blanchard became upset when the woman received a Snapchat message from a male friend. The affidavit says he picked her up and "began tossing and shoving the applicant around the apartment, slamming her into the sofa, bed, and walls several times causing soreness in her entire body."

The woman also alleged two incidents of violence by Blanchard in 2016. In November 2016, the affidavit says, he became upset about a Twitter post she made and "grabbed both of [her] arms, backed her up roughly 10 feet, slammed her against the car, and threw her on the floor (similar to a football tackle)."

On July 4, 2016, the affidavit alleges, Blanchard "rushed the applicant, grabbed her by her wrists, began swearing and insulting her, and attempted to force himself and the applicant into her apartment." The affidavit says her friends tried to intervene, but Blanchard became "increasingly violent" and someone called police.

The affidavit says Blanchard continued to force her inside of her apartment in front of police, and let go only when "the police threatened him with an arrest for insubordination." It wasn't immediately clear if an incident report was filed by police, or if Baylor officials were aware of the altercation.

In addition to physical violence, the affidavit alleges that Blanchard "controls many aspects of the applicant's life" including what she can wear, whom she talks to, and what she posts on social media. It also alleges he "damages the applicant's property when she tries to break up with him, as well as place a joker card, otherwise known as the killer card, on her car."

Blanchard was a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist as the country's top defensive back last season. He was the Bears' fourth-leading tackler with 73 stops with 9 tackles for loss, 1½ sacks and an interception.

On Monday, a group of Texas legislators called for a criminal investigation by the Texas Rangers, the state's top criminal investigation agency, into Baylor's sexual assault scandal and requested state financial sanctions until an investigation is completed.


State Rep. Roland Gutierrez, a Democrat from San Antonio, introduced Texas House Resolution 664 calling for the criminal investigation Friday. In a news conference Monday with fellow state Democrat lawmakers Rep. Ana Hernandez, Rep. Carol Alvarado and Rep. Diana Arévalo, Gutierrez demanded more accountability for "the obstruction of justice that has happened at Baylor University." "What has happened here in Waco, what happened at Baylor, is so far different from any university in the state," Gutierrez said. "We can't stop bad things from happening, but we sure as hell can demand accountability. We sure as hell can demand that people protect our children."
#44
Lasted less than a month....


Baylor fires associate director for football operations
DeMarkco Butler was hired Feb. 15 by new head football coach Matt Rhule, who was tasked with righting a football program that had several players linked to sexual and domestic assaults. KWTX-TV, the CBS affiliate in Waco, Texas, reported that Butler was fired for sending inappropriate texts to a teenager
#45
(03-14-2017, 02:19 PM)Marty Coleman Wrote: Lasted less than a month....


Baylor fires associate director for football operations
DeMarkco Butler was hired Feb. 15 by new head football coach Matt Rhule, who was tasked with righting a football program that had several players linked to sexual and domestic assaults. KWTX-TV, the CBS affiliate in Waco, Texas, reported that Butler was fired for sending inappropriate texts to a teenager
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Uncle Salty     "...while beggars can't be choosers, choosers rarely have to be beggars."
#46
His excuse was that she was apparently of legal age in Texas.
#47
Tre'Von Armstead arrested on sexual assault warrant in Texas http://es.pn/2o6tHjf
via @ESPN App http://es.pn/app

Twice. The hits just keep coming.
#48
Baylor Football Title IX Lawsuit Alleges Women Were Drugged, Gang Raped on Video
#49
(05-17-2017, 12:25 PM)Marty Coleman Wrote: Baylor Football Title IX Lawsuit Alleges Women Were Drugged, Gang Raped on Video

Woman who alleged gang rape by Baylor football players files lawsuit http://es.pn/2qsKbH1

via @ESPN App http://es.pn/app
#50
That school should be burned to the ground.  It won't be the first bonfire in Waco.   popcorn
Uncle Salty     "...while beggars can't be choosers, choosers rarely have to be beggars."
#51
None of the news seems to getting any better - and it looks a lot like nobody really cared at all to stop the damage.
#52
more alleged rapes at Baylor....

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/22760061/two-baylor-football-players-suspended-sexual-assault-allegations
#53
The more things change, the more they stay the same.


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