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Baylor coaches disagree with regents on what Briles knew

  • Jon McClellan of Houston surfs through a mound of shirts searching for a certain size before an NCAA college football game between TCU and Baylor on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Waco, Texas. The shirt has the word #CAB printed on them, and stands for Coach Art Briles, Baylor's former football coach. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Jon McClellan of Houston surfs through a mound of shirts searching for a certain size before an NCAA college football game between TCU and Baylor on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Waco, Texas. The shirt has the word #CAB printed on them, and stands for Coach Art Briles, Baylor's former football coach. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baylor fan Jon McClellan of Houston, purchases several shirts from Celsa Hurley of Hurley's Graphics which have the word #CAB on printed on them, before an NCAA college football game against TCU on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Waco, Texas. The #CAB stands for Coach Art Briles, Baylor's former football head coach. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Baylor fan Jon McClellan of Houston, purchases several shirts from Celsa Hurley of Hurley's Graphics which have the word #CAB on printed on them, before an NCAA college football game against TCU on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Waco, Texas. The #CAB stands for Coach Art Briles, Baylor's former football head coach. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

Baylor's assistant football coaches are disputing claims by school regents that former coach Art Briles knew of a gang rape involving a player.

The Dallas Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/2fs7aJs ) that the assistant coaches issued a statement on Twitter on Friday.

The coaches say the alleged victim reported an incident to her sport's coach, who then reported it to ex-athletic director Ian McCaw. The coaches claim Briles wasn't told about the incident until nine months later. Briles was fired in May.

The newspaper reports regent David Harper told its editorial board that Briles knew of the allegations of at least one gang rape.

Briles' attorney, Ernest Cannon, says Briles did "everything that he was required to."

Baylor has been widely criticized over claims it mishandled sexual assault cases for several years.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com