Briles, ex-Baylor AD McCaw added to federal suit vs. school
DALLAS – A woman who alleges Baylor University ignored her claims that she was raped by a former football player is seeking to have ex-coach Art Briles added as a defendant to the federal lawsuit.
The complaint filed in March by Jasmin Hernandez named Briles, ex-athletic director Ian McCaw and university regents as defendants. But Briles and McCaw were recently dismissed after lawyers argued they couldn't be sued in their official role.
Hernandez's lawyers refiled claims against them Wednesday, citing state negligence laws.
Hernandez contends Baylor knew Tevin Elliott had a history of assaults and failed to protect her and others. Elliott was convicted of rape and sentenced to 20 years.
The Associated Press generally doesn't name victims of sexual assault, but Hernandez has spoken publicly to draw attention to the case.