Before Rape Conviction, Baylor Football Player Reportedly Escaped Suspension With Help of University President

The former president of Baylor University went over the heads of other administrators in 2011 to help a troubled football player who would go on to commit sexual assault stay on the team, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Defensive end Tevin Elliott was suspended for academic misconduct at the time, but was reinstated after then-university president Ken Starr intervened on his behalf, the newspaper reported, citing two people familiar with the matter."Keep riding that white horse," head football coach Art Briles wrote in an email thanking Starr, those sources said. Elliott was arrested for sexual assault the following year. At his trial, four women testified that he sexually assaulted them. Three of those incidents took place after his reinstatement in August 2011, according to The Journal.   Continue reading...

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