Now Baylor is concerned about the victims?

You will be shocked, shocked to learn that the school’s interim president David Garland announced today that the Pepper Hamilton report will not be released in its entirety to the public.  Why?  If you picked for the most cynical reason possible, give yourself a cigar.

We respect survivors’ freedom to choose whether, when and how to share their experiences and will support survivors who choose to share their experiences publicly. The details of these individuals’ experiences will not be discussed publicly by the University.

That is so nice.  Too bad the school wasn’t as sensitive when it really mattered.

Of course, when it comes to a full report, the joke’s really on us.

Pepper Hamilton’s report was delivered in the form of an oral presentation that fully and comprehensively presented the individual and aggregated findings and the evidence supporting the findings.

I guess we’ll have to take his word on that.

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24 responses to “Now Baylor is concerned about the victims?

  1. Russ

    Remember, http://www.ThanksKenStarr.com (note the ‘s’ after ‘Thank’) is still available. I’m hoping someone will buy that domain and put a comment page on it so we can properly “thank” Ken Starr for his leadership. (In case you’re wondering, http://www.thankkenstarr.com is just a site where you can add your name to their syncophantic ass-kissing of Ken Starr. No comments allowed.)

    Please, someone make it happen.

  2. HVL Dawg

    At UGA we’d have to wait 90 days so see the report. But maybe it’ll help us win a national championship.

  3. Luckydawg75

    Baylor has been and will be a fabulous school with high standards. With that said, Baylor horribly bungled these student allegations and they are paying a very high price for it. They are now trying to right the ship, and put things in place so this will never happen again. Personally, I think because policies/programs were not in place to handle these allegations (as they should have been), and because the police weren’t involved in some/most of these cases, nobody took ownership of the situation. Publishing all the details would, or at least could, violate the effected students privacy. The Board of Regents are trying to the right thing in a very hard situation.

    • DawgPhan

      what price are they paying for it?

      • Luckydawg75

        The school president was removed, the AD has resigned, and the head football coach has been fired. Baylor had nothing until coach Briles came along and built a winner, along with a new stadium, and excitement that they’ve never had before. Now it’s gone. Except for the stadium. It will next to impossible to recapture that. And the NCAA has yet to weigh in. That is the price they paid.

        • paul

          All of which pales in comparison to to the price the victims had to pay wouldn’t you say? After the debacle that was Penn State, the NCAA will not get within 100 miles of this. The federal government will, however, likely pursue Title IX violations. There certainly appear to be quite a few of those. That process will literally take years though.

          • DawgPhan

            exactly…Baylor and all those people that lost their jobs allowed dozens if not 100’s of lives to be destroyed…losing your job after making millions of dollars for yourself doesn’t really seem like a very high price. Briles is a multimillionaire and he ruined the lives of a lot of women to get it. He still has his money and those women will never be whole again. Doesnt seems like that high of a price.

            • Russ

              Color me jaded. All this football stink comes after the basketball team had one player murder another and they all tried to cover it up. Baylor is “coming clean” now because they really had no choice.

              Do you think http://www.thankkenstarr.com is an outlier, or the real pulse of the power at Baylor?

              • DawgPhan

                I suspect it would be the pulse of the big money people behind Baylor.

                Who else would do something like that. I googled several of the names and you get a bunch of energy company CEOs. sounds about right for baylor.

            • Luckydawg75

              You’re indicating as though Briles committed these assaults. He didn’t ruin anyone’s life to get his pay. Plus, I believe there were 6 reported allegations, not dozens, and not hundreds. Plus, some women, chose not to pursue legal action (rightly, or wrongly). Plus, 2 Baylor players are currently serving time for their crimes. Plus, we have yet to hear Briles’ side of the story as to what he knew and did, which he is currently unable to do. He says he is looking forward to doing so.

              • DawgPhan

                you keep minimizing the impact this had on the victims.

                Not really sure why you would do that, but it makes you look like a really awful person. But you do you bro.

              • Are you seriously trying to argue that sexual assault isn’t a big deal if it doesn’t happen on a grand enough scale? Is that what’s happening here? How many rapes need to happen for you? How many women need to suffer life long trauma for you to think something’s wrong? Jesus Christ, man – you are coming off awful here.

  4. Dolly Llama

    I must agree with Lucky. These are sexual assaults we’re talking about, and if these young ladies are mentioned by name, no way should the school release that, no matter how cynical it looks. If they released it and violated the girls’ right to privacy, and one or more of them objected, then we’d be piling on Baylor for adding grievous insult to grievous injury.

    • Bullshit. There’s nothing stopping them from releasing a redacted report with “Victim 1, Victim 2, etc.) It’s continued whitewashing to try and mitigate the news cycle on them while making it look like they’re actually doing something. Real fucking convenient after they’ve already failed these women to act like they give a shit about them. These men in charge all deserve to be fired and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. They least they could do for the victims is to be transparent about what they did or did not know and who was or was not involved.

      • Debby Balcer

        While i would not use his language the report should be released with the victims names redacted. It is bs to act like releasing the report is to ptotect them. It is to protect the school.

        • My language is strong bc this is a very personal topic for me. I openly admit I’m not going to see eye to eye with anybody that believes anything less than 100% transparency and accountability on the institution’s behalf somehow does any justice for the victims.

          • Luckydawg75

            Your language is “strong” (I call it filthy), because you choose not to care about the people you offend.

            • You’re absolutely right – I don’t feel bad at all about offending people that believe that omitting transparency and accountability somehow serves the victims of sexual assault because I believe they’re wrong and making that lack of accountability and transparency normal enables this type of behavior from those in positions of leadership to happen again and again. Sorry if you feel differently or that my language is too filthy for you. Again – it’s a highly emotional topic for me.

              You believing that a few men losing their jobs (jobs that made them fantastically wealthy while sweeping this mess under the rug, btw) is somehow a significant price to pay compared to women that were terrorized and had their dignity stolen is just special.

              • Russ

                Not releasing this report is just more whitewash. Reports like this with redacted names are released all the time. Ken Starr already knows a bit about these types of reports, though I seriously question if he has the mental capacity these days to recall it.

          • Debby Balcer

            I understand where you are coming from. I do agree with your stand. My youngrst daughter was a sorority sister of Ben Roethlisberge’s victim. We witnessed the machine protecting the athlete while destroying everyone in its wake.

  5. Luckydawg75

    The article is stating just the opposite. They didn’t learn from Baylor. Just sayin’. Makes you wonder about how many football programs have looked the other way. Tennessee is a prime example. They keep sweeping it under the rug. At least Baylor did what they had to do – the right thing.

  6. Cousin Eddie

    I have the entire oral presentation, ” You totally screwed up, you couldn’t have done a worse job protecting these women and acting like civilized human beings if you tried.” Pepper then dropped the mike and left the room.