In an excerpt from a forthcoming memoir titled Bear Country published October 30 in the Waco Tribune, the former Whitewater prosecutor said disagreements with the university's board of regents had been building a full three years before release of the Pepper Hamilton law firm's investigation of administrative handling of sexual-assault cases.
Soon after, other similar cases came to light, and football coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr both lost their jobs in May after a long investigation.
In an interview with 60 Minutes Sports, Reagan Ramsower - a senior vice president for Baylor - said that the police failed to respond to details of a 2013 gang rape case involving football players Tre'von Armstead and Shamychael Chatman for more than a year. "It was only later when I spoke to another coach who I knew very well, who was also told that they were moving in a different direction". "And that is not OK".
Baylor regents say 17 women have reported sexual or domestic assaults involving 19 Baylor University athletes since 2011, including four reports of gang rapes.
David Garland, Baylor's interim president, told 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime that he found Crawford's accusations that Ramsower was undermining her efforts 'to be untrue and also unfair.
Briles's lawyer Ernest Cannon told the WSJ that Briles never discouraged any victims from filing claims against players. "He's the football coach". Numerous lawsuits alleging violations of the federal Title IX laws allege such an overall failure.
Baylor's former acrobatics and tumbling coach, LaPrise Williams, told "60 Minutes Sports" that women told her about assaults, some by football players, and that the athletics department told her to stick to coaching.
"He couldn't speak he was so upset, and all of us were", Gray said to the WSJ. In a closed-door meeting before Briles was sacked, he tearfully said he "delegated down, and I know that I shouldn't have" but didn't admit specific wrongdoing, regents told the newspaper.
Board members told the WSJ that their decision to fire Briles was not exclusively because of Baylor's requirements under Title IX.
Crawford resigned last month and said she quit because Baylor had begun to stymie her recent efforts.
A sexual assault scandal at Baylor has gained national attention for more than a year.
Baylor maintains Pepper Hamilton presented the findings orally and that there is no written report.
The Baylor Line Foundation issued a statement Monday afternoon expressing its dissatisfaction with regents speaking to the media before members of the Baylor community.
Interviewer: Here it is, and you'll notice here Baylor University was contacted as part and parcel of the investigation of this incident report.
In May, the university released a summary of the investigation's findings that was short on details. He since reached a termination agreement with the university.
The News last week tried to reach more than a dozen regents; no calls have been returned.
A Baylor spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. "Over the coming days, the university will provide additional information".
A crisis communications firm with expertise in Title IX hired by Baylor provided 60 Minutes Sports with "a small selection of emails, memos and texts" in which Crawford praised superiors and did not express dissatisfaction with her job. "It's the top", Crawford said during the program. "That became clear that that was not something the university wanted, and in July, I made it clear and ready that I had concerns and that the university was violating Title IX, and my environment got worse".
"Judicial Affairs was not interested or concerned with the assault but did take interest in the fact that students were drinking at the time and place of the assault", said a section of the suit reported by the Waco Tribune.
Jeffrey said the report showed Baylor didn't live up to its mission.