Federal lawsuits vs. Art Briles, Baylor can proceed, judge rules

ESPN, April 7, 2017

“A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that a civil case against former Baylor football coach Art Briles over negligence claims made by a former female student who was raped by football player Tevin Elliott can go forward. U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman also ruled Friday that Jasmin Hernandez could proceed in her Title IX and negligence claims against Baylor University and her negligence claim against former athletic director Ian McCaw.”

“[Briles] used the threat of helping Jasmin in her lawsuit against Baylor as leverage to negotiate his wrongful termination claim against Baylor,” Zalkin said in a statement in June. “He doesn’t care about victims. He never cared about victims. He’s using victims. He used them to help build up his football program, and now he’s using Jasmin to leverage more money out of Baylor.”

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