NCAA completes investigation into Baylor’s sexual assault scandal and cites school for ‘lack of institutional control,’ one of the most serious charges possible

NCAA completes investigation into Baylor's sexual assault scandal and cites school for 'lack of institutional control,' one of the most serious charges possible

Tony Gutierrez/AP Nearly two years after Baylor’s sexual-assault scandal surfaced, the NCAA has finally completed its investigation and formally notified the Big 12 school of looming allegations.

According to a report by Mac Engel at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram , the school was cited for "a lack of institutional control," which is one of the most serious charges the NCAA could impose against a program.

Bears fans and college football aficionados are now on watch for the “death penalty,” a sanction that would result in the NCAA shutting down Baylor’s program outright.

Nearly two years after a sexual-assault scandal rocked Baylor University and it’s football program, the NCAA has finally completed its investigation and formally notified the Big 12 school of looming allegations.

According to a report by Mac Engel at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram , the school was cited for "a lack of institutional control," which is one of the most serious charges the NCAA could impose against a program. Bears fans and college football aficionados are now on watch for the “death penalty,” a sanction that would result in the NCAA shutting down Baylor’s program outright.

Former football coach Art Briles — who was fired by the university in 2016 after law firm Pepper Hamilton completed an internal investigation — was also cited by the NCAA. The association alleges that Briles failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance while at the program’s helm. Although Briles no longer coaches in college, he could still receive an NCAA show-cause penalty for his actions which would affect any future employment in college sports.

For nearly ten years, the university has been entangled in a scandal surrounding campus sexual assaults, some of which were allegedly perpetrated by members of the football team. The administration’s purported lack of action and refusal to provide counseling and support to accusers and survivors has resulted in 10 distinct Title IX lawsuits levied against the school.

Former Baylor Title IX coordinator Patty Crawford — who handled sexual-misconduct prevention and response for the school over a two-year span — alleged that an all-female student group, the "Baylor Bruins," was […]

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