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Baylor looks to dismiss lawsuit alleging 52 rapes by football players

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Baylor University is pushing back against the Title IX lawsuit that alleges 52 rapes were committed by 31 football players from 2011 to 2014, according to the Waco Tribune.

Baylor has filed a motion to get the lawsuit dismissed. The 52 alleged rapes by 31 playesr were far higher than the numbers given by school regents from the Pepper Hamilton report, which found that 17 women had reported 19 incidents of sexual or domestic assault by Baylor football players since 2011.

The lawsuit says Baylor’s football team had “the most widespread culture of sexual violence and abuse of women ever in a collegiate athletic program.”

Baylor said it “does not agree with or concede the accuracy of Plaintiff’s 146-paragraph complaint and its immaterial and inflammatory assertions.”

There are two focuses of this lawsuit by Baylor. First off, is 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.”

Former football players Tre’Von Armstead and Myke Chatman were accused of a 2013 gang rape and were arrested last week. Both players were indicted.

Another recent turn of events in a high-profile case involving Baylor football centers around Sam Ukwuachu. After being found guilty of sexual assault in 2015, Ukwuachu  had his conviction overturned last week and will receive a new trial. 

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