Legendary Stephenville High and Baylor University football coach Art Briles is asking a federal judge to remove him as a defendant in a lawsuit that alleges the school ignored a woman’s claims she was sexually assaulted by a football player.
Briles was fired in May following an investigation into Baylor’s systemic mishandling of sexual assault allegations. He was named as a defendant in the lawsuit along with the Baylor board of regents and former athletic director Ian McCaw.
The lawsuit claims Briles ignored reports from the plaintiff’s family that one of his players was a sexual predator and allowed him to keep playing.
Briles’ motion filed Wednesday says the claims are based on hearsay and that state and federal laws protect him from being sued as an individual in the case against the university.
Source: Local News