I read the column and the proper use of the word sordid is completely misused. It assumes guilt on the part of the person, i.e. Kendal Briles. A better word to have used would have been questionable in a sentence that said a lawsuit alleges bad behavior and a report that Kendall said some words that she quoted as fact without any proof. We have seen these kind of hit jobs before. John Jenkins got one from the Chronicle.It will be noted that bad stuff happened at Baylor but bad stuff happened at Texas for decades and none of it was ever reported.