5 years after investigation, NCAA makes call on Baylor scandal
The long awaited verdict has arrived for Baylor after an investigation into the football program.
Five years after coach Art Biles was fired during a massive sexual assault scandal, the NCAA “could not conclude that Baylor violated NCAA rules when it failed to report allegations of and address sexual and interpersonal violence committed on its campus,” via Yahoo! Sports.
The NCAA discovered violations but overall Baylor won’t be charged with the loss of scholarships or bowl bans.
The violations occurred between 2011 and 2016, such as impermissible benefits for one football player and the use of a “predominantly female student-host program that did not align with NCAA recruiting rules.” Those violations resulted in four years probation, a $5,000 fine and many recruiting restrictions.
Also, a five-year show-cause penalty has been served to a former assistant director of football operations for refusing to cooperate with the investigation. Additionally, Baylor will be required to vacate any records that happened in which an ineligible player participated.