Baylor Coach Art Briles to be fired for scandal, but should Ken Starr only be demoted? | The Tylt

Baylor Coach Art Briles to be fired for scandal, but should Ken Starr only be demoted?

Baylor University plans to fire football coach Art Briles and demote president Ken Starr to chancellor following accusations of mishandling sexual assault cases involving football players. Baylor is accused of ignoring and covering up rape allegations from 2009 to 2016. Former Baylor football players were convicted of rape: Tevin Elliott in 2014 and Sam Ukwuachu in 2015.

Baylor's Board of Regents eventually sought an independent report which came back with pretty damning conclusions. The report even said "Actions by  University administrators directly discouraged some complainants from reporting or participating in student conduct processes and in one instance constituted retaliation against a complainant for reporting sexual assault." 

In light of the report, many critics say demoting Starr is not enough. They want the same accountability for all parties involved and the head football coach was fired. So should Starr only be demoted to chancellor and a law professor or should he be fired?

Some believe Briles and the football department are more to blame, and Starr has claimed he wasn't aware of the rape allegations of several female students. It should also be noted that Starr was the lead investigator in Bill Clinton's sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky, so it's hard to imagine he wouldn't take action if he knew about a sex scandal or rape allegations brewing at Baylor. 

For others, it doesn't matter if Ken Starr had direct knowledge about the allegations or not. It happened under his watch, and he set the culture from the president's office on down. They want accountability for everyone involved. 

What do you think: #FireKenStarr or #DemoteKenStarr?

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Baylor Coach Art Briles to be fired for scandal, but should Ken Starr only be demoted?
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Critics are calling for the firing of Ken Starr — not a demotion from a leadership position to a lower-ranked leadership position.
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Chair would not release specific details about Starr's demotion.
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Some people are more focused on Briles being held accountable while saying athletes are at fault.
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Some believe athletes and sports are most accountable for rape culture and allegations made.
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Starr said these scandals weren’t brought to his attention.
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Two days ago, rumor had it that Starr would be fired, but some feel he’s helped Baylor academia.
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This user is just curious about who should be held accountable.
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Baylor Coach Art Briles to be fired for scandal, but should Ken Starr only be demoted?
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