Update: Brown reported late Tuesday morning Baylor regents have fired school president Ken Starr.
— Chip Brown (@ChipBrownHD) May 24, 2016
Another outlet has joined the fray as well.
SOURCES CONFIRM: Baylor University has fired President Ken Starr.
— KCEN News (@KCENNews) May 24, 2016
Meanwhile, Baylor provided this non-update update:
“The Baylor Board of Regents continues its work to review the findings of the Pepper Hamilton investigation and we anticipate further communication will come after the Board completes its deliberations. We will not respond to rumors, speculation or reports based on unnamed sources, but when official news is available, the University will provide it. We expect an announcement by June 3.”
Original story below:
After reporting last week Baylor regents could fire school president Ken Starr — and not head football coach Art Briles — Chip Brown of Horns Digest reported early Tuesday morning Baylor would do just that — and by the end of the month. The fate of athletics director Ian McCaw remains up in the air, according to Brown.
Brown writes that it isn’t determined whether Starr will be reassigned within the university or outright terminated, but the implication is clear: Starr will be held responsible for the ongoing sexual assault scandal within the football program and has since enveloped the university, and Briles will not.
Firing Starr serves two purposes for Baylor. The move allows regents to tell university stakeholders and a screaming public they held the highest office on campus responsible for the lack of action shown by the entire Bears brass while also allowing the university’s golden goose to continue laying his eggs.
“The feeling is if the board got rid of Art (Briles), they’d be sitting in a $300 million mausoleum instead of that new football stadium,” a source told Horns Digest.
Starr assumed office as Baylor’s president in 2010 and, in an ironic twist of fate, rose to prominence in the 1990’s as the chief investigator in former President Bill Clinton’s sexual impropriety case.