Baylor tries to dismiss lawsuit alleging 52 rapes by football players

Baylor is officially fighting back on a Title IX lawsuit alleging 52 acts of rape by 31 football players. 

According to the Waco Tribune, Baylor has moved to dismiss the lawsuit, filed in January, which also alleges girls in the hostess program, the Baylor Bruins, were expected to have sex with recruits.

The university is doing this on two primary grounds. The first is the that the plaintiff’s allegations now violate a two-year statute of limitations. The second is that Baylor doesn’t feel the allegations are examples of “deliberate indifference.” 

Overall, Baylor fighting the “widespread culture” assertion that led to the mass allegations. 

“Baylor does not agree with or concede the accuracy of plaintiff’s 146-paragraph complaint and its immaterial and inflammatory assertions,” the motion says, per the Tribune

The plaintiff in the case said she was raped by two former Baylor football players --  Tre’Von Armstead and Myke Chatman -- in 2013. Both players were arrested and charged last week for sexual assault. The alleged acts of rape in the suit span from 2011-14. 

Another high profile case in the Baylor scandal involved Sam Ukwuachu. After being found guilty of sexual assault in 2015, Ukwuachu had his conviction overturned and has been given a new trial. 

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Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

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