Report: NCAA does not plan to punish Baylor like Penn State for scandal
The NCAA does not plan to punish Baylor like they did with Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Baylor is being investigated for its handling of sexual assault cases after an independent review conducted by the law firm Pepper Hamilton found the football program and athletic department had failed in its handling of numerous sexual assault and domestic violence cases involving football players. Head football coach Art Briles was fired. University president Ken Starr was demoted and later resigned. Athletic director Ian McCaw was suspended and resigned. Several other department employees were fired as a result of the Hamilton report.
The NCAA handed down a four-year bowl ban to Penn State, reduced football scholarships and vacated 111 wins under head coach Joe Paterno. Penn State also agreed to pay $60 million to fight child abuse. Some of the sanctions were changed after several legal challenges.
Baylor is cooperating with investigators and officials said they are braced to deal with the fallout of the scandal.