Baylor University has suspended three football players who stand accused of raping three women last November as the school is still trying to recover after a sexual assault scandal rocked the Waco, Texas, campus in 2016.
Baylor Football coach Matt Rhule said Wednesday that four student-athletes have been suspended with three of the suspensions being connected to recent accusations that players sexually assaulted members of the school’s equestrian team.
The Washington Post reports that the suspended players are Eric Ogor, Tre’von Lewis, Justin Harris and John Arthur. However, Rhule would not reveal which three players were involved in the most recent sexual assault investigation. The other player was suspended for an unrelated reason.
The newest allegations come as the Baptist school received much scrutiny and was forced to fire its former head coach Art Briles and demote its former president Ken Starr in 2016 because of mismanagement of past sexual assault allegations against football players.
Rhule explained that the players involved in the most recent sexual assault investigation have been indefinitely suspended and separated from the team since last November. All four remain students at Baylor.
“Suspensions happen,” Rhule was quoted as saying. “I’m not saying they did anything wrong. We are just going to separate them from the team until we know what happened and so justice can be served.”
Rhule said he met with police but is not included in the committee that decided to suspend the players.
“It seems like everything was done right, but I’m not in those rooms,” Rhule said.
The police report connected to the alleged rapes that occurred on Nov. 12 is heavily redacted and provides few details about the victims and what allegedly happened.
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Source: Christian Post