Ex-Baylor employee requests Pepper Hamilton report release
Thomas Hill, Baylor’s former associate athletic director for community relations and special projects, was fired as a result of an investigation into the sexual assault scandal at the university, but has now requested for the Pepper Hamilton report to be made public by the Baylor board of regents, according to ESPN’s Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach.
Hill says that he was fired without being given a reason, and has filed a Rule 202 Petition that asks a Dallas County court to provide him with any knowledge regarding his dismissal as well as the Pepper Hamilton Report.
“I think what’s really important about the filing is we’re going to be seeking depositions and evidence from the board of regents, including work from Pepper Hamilton,” his attorney told ESPN. “It’s a way to get to the evidence quickly, rather than from the other cases that are moving slowly.”
Interim president David Garland previously said the report and findings were originally presented orally and there was no copy of the report. The law firm that helped conduct the report the examined emails, phone records and documents from former and current Baylor employees before they determined how the university handled sexual assault cases.
Former Baylor coach Art Briles was fired for his role in scandal, in which Baylor administration and athletic department personnel were found to have ignored allegations of sexual assault against members of the football team.
President Ken Starr was also moved to the role of chancellor, but quickly resigned from that position. He will remain a professor at the law school.