The motion below the article quotes from McCaw’s deposition but it is enlightening. You only need to read 10 pages (double spaced). From these pages I think “everyone was in on” was a euphemism McCaw used for “everyone with authority to do something about sexual assault at BU” from the BOD, executives, administration, BUPD, Waco PD, Waco DA and the BU community (students/professors/employees/aumni) whose silence sustained a sexual assault culture.
McCaw sounds like a honest-ish, ethical man disgusted by sexual assault culture on campus. BU’s strategy was to deflect to “bad apple’ football players” and away from the culture. A Tittle IX administrator told McCaw that of the 300+ cases (she knew of) only a few were athletes. This stat was reported on a few months back by Deadspin. McCaw seems earnest in efforts to point BU leadership to the sexual assault culture moat in eye of BU. I’m glad to read that someone at his level at BU was appalled by the lies, cover up and indifference to coeds’ suffering. Is he alone? Probably.
It appears from his statement McCaw wanted out fast after saying “I told you so” and refusing to lie for them. BU’s BOR begged him to stay so it wouldn’t look too bad. Still McCaw walked away in disgust.
In stark contrast, Art Briles used the burgeoning sexual assault scandal, which got him fired for cause and contract terminated, to squeeze millions from BU. While claiming “he had daughters” and was sensitive to coed suffering Art “offered” to give a deposition to a victim; IIRC he met with her and her attorney. “I’ma tell bucket loads of truth stuff about this here kerfuffle” he implied leading up to the deposition. Then magically two days before it BU gave Art a $15 million, perk laden settlement. He shut him up quicker than a desert turtle at the first whiff of coyotes. This settlement is why I would strongly oppose even Art standing on Scott St. sniffing the wind coming off of TDECU.
Sadly, I predict McCaw will be the exception in this lawsuit. BU’s already paid off Art Briles and others whose depositions will just “muddy the water” which is what BU wants.
If McCaw was such a “stand up guy” why didn’t he do anything BEFORE the scandal broke? To me he’s just a rat trying to leave a sinking ship. To Hell with all of them.
He may be a rat deserting the ship. But it sounds like he desserted before everyone could just wrap the whole noose around his neck and claim the problem was solved. Which while not exactly an absolvtion of guilt he is still slimy, it’s better for all the darkness to be brought to the light.
Wow! How can the NCAA let Baylor go unpunished for what looks like an institutional coverup while they hammered Penn State for its coverup?
Thats easy, because the NCAA went and got hammered in court over Penn State. With that the NCAA was even more neutered than it was previously.
They did not hammer penn state. The earlier sanctions were "lightened"by the corrupt ncaa shortly after it was announced. The ncaa is letting this happen without changing/adapting their by laws and they could immediately. By definition there are letting this happen without sanctions. This is purely disgusting. The FBI is going after shoe sales people and won’t go after rapists or pedophiles. How is this possible in 2018?