Lane Kiffin’s hiring of Kendal Briles got even more controversial on Friday.
Briles, who is pegged to be Florida Atlantic offensive coordinator, was implicated in a new Baylor lawsuit that alleges that “31 football players committed 52 acts of rape, including five gang rapes, between 2011 and 2014,” according to the Dallas Morning News’ Sarah Mervosh.
The following excerpt was included in the lawsuit obtained by the Dallas Morning News:
THE CULTURE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE AT BAYLOR: RECRUITING21. At the heart of BAYLOR’s renewed success on the football field were the recruiting efforts of Briles and his staff. In order to ensure that a last place team could recruit the players needed to win football games, recruiting efforts used sex to sell the program.22. Central to their recruiting efforts, BAYLOR football coaching staff implemented a “Show em a good time” policy which permitted members of the BAYLOR football team to engage in unrestricted behavior with no consequences including but not limited to:a. Players arranging for women, alcohol and illegal drugs for parties when recruits were in town;b. Paying for and escorting underage recruits to bars and strip clubs; andc. Paying for off-campus football parties (which repeatedly resulted in gang rape of women by the athletes).23. Not only were BAYLOR’s football coaching staff instrumental in actively implementing these recruiting policies and practices, they also encouraged them. Assistant Coach Kendall Briles, while recruiting one Dallas area high school athlete stated, “Do you like white women? Because we have a lot of them at BAYLOR and they LOVE football players.”