WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University has explained for the first time how former football coach Art Briles and others responded to a woman's claims that she was gang-raped by five players.
University officials told The Dallas Morning News on Friday that the student-athlete informed her coach in April 2013 that she had been assaulted a year earlier and provided the names of the players.
The university contends the coach reported the matter to Briles, ex-athletic director Ian McCaw and a sports administrator.
The chairman of Baylor's board of regents, Ron Murff, says no one reported the allegation to the university's office of Judicial Affairs, as required by federal law. Baylor said Friday that Briles and McCaw have told the university they did not report the allegations to Judicial Affairs.
Briles' lawyer, Ernest Cannon, told the newspaper Baylor's account is false.
"As usual everything Baylor is saying is false," Ernest Cannon said, adding, "They're up to the same underhanded and dirty tricks."