Former Baylor coach Art Briles is suing three member of the school's board of regents and Baylor vice president Reagan Ramsower for libel and conspiracy.
According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit accuses regents chairman Ronald Murff, board members J. Cary Gray and David Harper, and Baylor vice president Reagan Ramsower of falsely stating that he knew of reported sexual assaults and alleged gang rape by Baylor football players and did not report them.
"These defendants have been relentless in their false attacks upon Coach Briles in the media despite his repeated requests they cease and retract their onslaught of untruths," the lawsuit said, according to the AP.
Members of Baylor's board of regents spoke with the Wall Street Journal earlier this year and alleged that Briles was aware of one of the alleged gang rapes and did not notify the school's Title IX office.
Briles' suit, filed in Llano County, Texas, disputes that claim and alleges that Baylor officials have conspired to keep him from getting another coaching job since his dismissal. The lawsuit alleges the statements made to the Wall Street Journal and other outlets about Briles were meant to "expose Coach Briles to public hatred, contempt, ridicule and cause him financial injury."