Art Briles ‘concerned’ with Baylor sexual assault allegations

Baylor coach Art Briles briefly discussed the history of sexual assault allegations against his players on Tuesday.
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Baylor coach Art Briles briefly discussed the history of sexual assault allegations against his players on Tuesday.

Speaking on a Big 12 teleconference, Briles said he was “concerned.”

“It’s been a process to where we’re really doing all we can do to make sure all of our guys are at the are awareness level they need to be at by giving them proper training with professionals in those fields to help them know how to handle themselves at all times, I hope, like everybody else across America’s doing,” Briles said, according to the San Antonio Express-News.“It’s a situation where it’s a concern and it’s something we are dealing with on a daily basis.”

The team recently posted signs at its practice field reading “Real Men Respect Women.”

Baylor president addresses sexual assault cases

Two Baylor players have been sentenced to jail time following sexual assault convictions since 2014: former defensive ends Tevin Elliott and Sam Ukwuachu. Elliott was convicted in 2014 following five separate accusations, and Ukwuachu sentenced in August to six months in jail.

NFL-bound defensive end Shawn Oakman was arrested last week on a count of sexual assault. Former tight end Tre’Von Armstead was kicked off the team in September, with reports revealing he was expelled after having sex with a student too intoxicated to give consent.

Ukwuachu’s victim settled with the school in December following a Title IX lawsuit. One of Elliott’s victims filed a federal lawsuit against Baylor last month for failing to protect her Title IX rights.