Sex Crimes

Baylor says 'Ken Starr is president' amid speculation

Baylor University and its president are facing mounting pressure over how the school has handled reports of rape and assault by football players.

Asked about reports Tuesday that the university's board of regents had voted to fire President Ken Starr, school spokeswoman Lori Fogleman said in an email, "Ken Starr is president and chancellor of Baylor University." Fogelman did not elaborate.

In a separate statement, Baylor said the board hasn't finished reviewing the results of an internal investigated conducted by Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton. The school says it expects to make an announcement "by June 3."

Starr and football coach Art Briles have faced sharp criticism on whether Baylor ignored allegations of assaults by players, two of whom were later convicted of sexual assault.