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Ken Starr refuses Baylor chancellor role after being removed as president

By The Sports Xchange
Ken Starr refuses Baylor chancellor role after being removed as president
Removed as president of Baylor, Ken Starr says he will not assume a full-time role as chanecellor at the school in the wake of a student athlete sex scandal. File photo by Molly Riley/UPI | License Photo

Removed as Baylor president and given a full-time chancellor role, Kenneth Starr will not serve in that role at the university.

ESPN first reported the latest change at Baylor on Wednesday, noting that Starr will continue to teach in the law school.

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The independent review of Baylor's administrative response to sexual assault allegations against a number of athletes, particularly in the football program, led to sweeping changes at the Waco, Texas, private university. Head coach Art Briles was suspended with the intent to terminate his contract based on failed oversight of the program.

Starr was demoted from president last week and given the role of chancellor, which includes job responsibilities from external fundraising and religious liberty but no on-campus operational duties. Starr is credited for helping generate the funds needed to build Baylor's new $266 million football stadium.

Starr apologized to the "victims who were not treated with the care, concern and support they deserve."

Baylor is remaking its administration and attempting to rebuild a football program at the center of the crisis.

Starr was a former independent counsel who is perhaps best known for investigating former U.S. President Bill Clinton's affair with a White House intern, was named president at Baylor on June 1, 2010. He was appointed chancellor in November 2013.

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