The Big 12 has repeated its request for more answers from Baylor.
The conference’s Board of Directors, the Big 12’s governing board made up of the school presidents and chancellors, requested “a full accounting of the circumstances surrounding the sexual assaults at the University.”
The original request was made on May 24. On Wednesday, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby sent a letter to Baylor interim president David Garland asking for all documents associated with the sexual-assault violations, including the Pepper Hamilton report.
The full report by the Philadelphia law firm hired in August by Baylor to investigate the school’s response to sexual assault has not been released by the school.
Baylor has released a 13-page finding of fact from Pepper Hamilton in which the school “created a cultural perception that football was above the rules.” And, “Baylor failed to take appropriate action to respond to reports of sexual assault and dating violence reportedly committed by football players.”
Since 2014, two football players have been convicted of sexual assault. Tevin Elliott is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence, and Sam Ukwuachu, who was convicted last September, is seeking a new trial.
Shawn Oakman, who played in 2015, was arrested on a sexual assault charge in April.
Baylor’s board of regents removed Art Briles as football coach and demoted president Ken Starr to chancellor. He later resigned, as did athletic director Ian McCaw.
The Big 12 said the request for more information involves campus safety.
“All of our member universities consider student safety and security to be paramount among institutional responsibilities,” Bowlsby said. “The Big 12 Board of Directors, each member of the Conference and its student-athletes want to convey that our thoughts, concerns and sympathies are with the Baylor survivors and their families.”
At the Big 12 meetings earlier this month, Bowlsby called Baylor’s troubles “a campus issue … it’s not clear where we would engage in any sort of punitive way at this point.”