Report: Baylor took two years to look into sex assault claim against player

Wednesday April 13th, 2016

Baylor University took two years to investigate a sexual assault claim that resulted in the expulsion of former All-Big 12 tight end Tre'Von Armstead, reports Outside the Lines.

In 2013, the Waco Police Department informed Baylor administrators about alleged sexual violence involving Armstead and practice squad player Myke Chatman. However, Baylor did not begin looking into the incident until September 2015, according to OTL.

Armstead was kicked off the team last fall for a “team rules violation,” and was reportedly expelled from school in February. Neither Armstead nor Chatman were charged with a crime for the incident, as the alleged victim did not wish to pursue charges.

Baylor has come under intense scrutiny for its handling of sexual assault cases on campus, specifically involving athletes. Last fall, the university hired a law firm to review its handling of previous sexual assault cases.

In January, OTL found several cases in which Baylor failed to properly investigate claims of sexual assault. One player, Tevin Elliott, was accused of sexual assault six times before facing any discipline. Another player, Sam Ukwuachu, was cleared of wrongdoing in a school investigation but convicted of sexual assault in court. 

Last week, Shawn Oakman became the latest Baylor player to be investigated for sexual assault.


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