Baylor denies allegations of racism, cover-up

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July 6, 2018 - 11:00 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Baylor University athletic director’s claims that the school used black football players as scapegoats to cover up a school-wide sexual assault scandal are bizarre and “blatantly false,” according to the university.

The school responded in court filings Thursday to allegations levied by Ian Mc-Caw during a recent deposition in a lawsuit against the school, The Waco Tribune-Herald reported . The lawsuit was filed two years ago by 10 women who allege Baylor mishandled their sexual assault allegations.

The university said the lawsuit has been overtaken by unsubstantiated allegations and “rank speculation.” The school said McCaw had no personal knowledge of the matters being discussed.

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