It has been a difficult few days for Baylor and the Baylor Football program, and there are likely to be more difficult days ahead. We do not want to pile on, but we would like to provide a “safe” environment for our alumni to post comments if they so choose. Our thoughts are with the victim and her family, and we hope she feels some sense of vindication and closure from this verdict. We know that the university has done a great deal to make our campus safe, and we feel sure that the administration shares our prayers for the victim in this difficult time.
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Update: After consulting [Friday] afternoon with the Baylor board of regents, the executive council and academic leadership, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr called for a comprehensive internal inquiry into the circumstances associated with this case and the conduct of the offices involved. The review will be led by Jeremy Counseller, professor of law, faculty athletics representative to the Big 12 Conference and NCAA and a former Assistant Criminal District Attorney. Mr. Counseller will engage others in his review as necessary and will submit his report to the president at the conclusion of his inquiry. After analysis of his report, President Starr will determine what additional action may be necessary.