Federal judge dismisses former Baylor football coach and athletic director from sexual assault lawsuit

Posted at 4:43 PM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 17:46:49-04

A federal judge has dismissed former Baylor football coach Art Briles and athletic director Ian McCaw from a lawsuit brought by woman who said they and the school ignored her claims that she was raped by a former player who was later convicted.
The judge dismissed the two from the lawsuit on Wednesday. The lawsuit against Baylor still stands and the woman's attorney said she will file new lawsuits against Briles and McCaw as individuals in state court.
Jasmin Hernandez sued Briles and McCaw in their official capacity in March. Briles' attorneys argued the men could not be sued as individuals under the federal gender discrimination law.
The Associated Press generally doesn't identify sexual assault victims, but Hernandez has spoken publicly to draw attention to the case.
Lawyers for Briles and Baylor did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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