Baylor fires football staffer after inappropriate text messages

By The Sports Xchange   |   March 14, 2017 at 11:59 AM
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Baylor has let another staffer go in the wake of its sexual assault scandal, firing associate director of football operations DeMarkco Butler after he sent inappropriate text messages to a teenager.

Under Texas law, the individual Butler texted is considered an adult, but the university confirmed to local TV station KWTX on Monday that it had dismissed him.

"DeMarkco Butler is no longer employed by Baylor University. As a personnel matter, we have no further comment," Baylor said in a statement to KWTX.

Butler was hired by first-year coach Matt Rhule in February. The school also fired assistant strength coach Brandon Washington, who Rhule also hired, following his arrest in a prostitution sting in early February.

Baylor fired coach Art Briles last May after university regents held him responsible for a lack of accountability for athlete misconduct, including sexual assault allegations.

Baylor president Ken Starr and athletic director Ian McCaw also lost their jobs amid the scandal.

In January, a victim filed a lawsuit against Baylor claiming to have been gang raped by two football players. The suit alleged that 31 Baylor football players committed at least 52 acts of rape between 2011 and 2014.

Earlier this month, Briles denied covering up sexual assault in a letter.

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