We’re gonna need a bigger bag of popcorn.

Let this sink in for a moment.

Baylor University officials were mostly mum Tuesday following the resignation of Patty Crawford, the school’s first full-time Title IX coordinator, other than to say the school was surprised by the move and found “troubling” a request by Crawford “to retain book and movie rights” regarding her time at Baylor, which included the yearlong sexual assault scandal the school is trying to move past.

Eh, how much could those rights be worth?

Media reports Tuesday afternoon indicated Baylor offered Crawford a $1.5 million settlement in response to a human resources complaint alleging retaliation that Crawford filed against Reagan Ramsower, Baylor’s chief operating officer and senior vice president.

Hoo, boy.  Now the school is denying the numbers, but even so, the spokesperson for Baylor didn’t deny the media reports that she was offered $50,000 to sign a confidentiality agreement.  Which she turned down.

“Ms. Crawford wants to make sure her story is told so the public knows what is really going on at Baylor, and women there can receive the protection they deserve,” Dunn said in the release. “Patty is justifiably proud of what she was able to accomplish, but also profoundly troubled by what she views as Baylor’s efforts to impede her ability to fully perform her Title IX responsibilities.”

Hoo, boy, indeed.


UPDATE:  Did I say hoo, boy?

Yeah, this is gonna go well.


Filed under Baylor Is Sensitive To Women's Issues, Crime and Punishment

12 responses to “We’re gonna need a bigger bag of popcorn.

  1. Jared S.

    I see on her LinkedIn page that she earned a Bachelors in Strategic Communication from The Ohio State University.


    Strategic indeed.

    • Jared S.

      I mean, I assume that she’s got a really juicy story to tell because I also assume that Baylor stymied her in her work.

      But am I wrong in feeling that her gaming for movie rights smacks of crass opportunism on her part?

      • W Cobb Dawg

        I believe it’s the school inferring the thing about movie rights.

      • South FL Dawg

        I don’t see it that way. I’d like to hear her side of the story for one thing. Then, what choices does she have? Should she bite her lip and keep going to work, she’s just a puppet. Should she look for another job she will be asked why she’s leaving. Or maybe, she can just finish blowing the lid off the thing and get compensated by her employer. She wouldn’t be in this position if a lot of other people hadn’t done a lot of things they shouldn’t have done.

  2. ASEF

    Well played, Patty. Let the victims get their settlements, and then blow a hole in Baylor’s hull.

    Who plays Ken Starr? Art Briles?

  3. No One Knows You're a Dawg

    Seems a confidentiality agreement might arguably preclude her from filing suit against Baylor. So $50k is an LOL offer . . .

  4. Ole Dawg

    I wonder what Hollywood hottie is going to play Patty in the movie. I hear that Angelina Jolie is avaliable. Kim Kardashian, perhaps?

  5. 69Dawg

    “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” I was brought up Baptist so I know they know better. These damn college administrators could F up a two car funeral.

  6. DawgPhan

    I suspect that not paying the money will be a rather expensive decision.

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