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Report: Woman says she was raped by current Baylor player

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Former Baylor Bear's head coach Art Briles yells to his team as they face the Michaigan State Spartans in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic in AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas on January 1, 2015. Ian Halperin/UPI
Former Baylor Bear's head coach Art Briles yells to his team as they face the Michaigan State Spartans in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic in AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas on January 1, 2015. Ian Halperin/UPI | License Photo

Another woman is alleging that she was raped by a current member of the Baylor football team.

A Baylor senior identified as "Ally" told KCEN-TV in Waco, Texas, that she was sexually assaulted in the spring of 2014.

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The woman was a freshman at the time. She said she is afraid of retaliation from the unidentified player, who she tries to avoid on campus.

She said she went to the campus health clinic the morning after the incident but that the assault wasn't reported to police or campus officials.

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"I agreed to kiss him, I didn't think that from that it would escalate to him being on top of me and completely disregarding anything that was coming out of my mouth," the woman told KCEN.

She told the station she once contacted the counseling department but felt the "football aspect" deterred that office would being more helpful.

"You know, it seemed like something they didn't want to attack, they didn't want to address," she said.

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The Baylor football program has been embroiled in a sexual assault scandal that is resulting in the departure of coach Art Briles.

Briles was fired, athletic director Ian McCaw resigned and university president Kenneth Starr was demoted and later resigned as chancellor in the aftermath of a scathing report by the independent law firm Pepper Hamilton, LLP. The entity conducted an investigation into how the school handled numerous alleged sexual assaults, including incidents involving several Baylor football players.

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The report unveiled the following issues regarding the football program:

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"Baylor failed to take appropriate action to respond to reports of sexual assault and dating violence reportedly committed by football players. The choices made by football staff and athletics leadership, in some instances, posed a risk to campus safety and the integrity of the University.

"In certain instances, including reports of a sexual assault by multiple football players, athletics and football personnel affirmatively chose not to report sexual violence and dating violence to an appropriate administrator outside of athletics. In those instances, football coaches or staff met directly with a complainant and/or a parent of a complainant and did not report the misconduct.

"As a result, no action was taken to support complainants, fairly and impartially evaluate the conduct under Title IX, address identified cultural concerns within the football program, or protect campus safety once aware of a potential pattern of sexual violence by multiple football players."

Hamilton found that the university's student conduct processes "were wholly inadequate to consistently provide a prompt and equitable response under Title IX," and failed to eliminate a "potential hostile environment."

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