A former Baylor student came forward Tuesday with allegations of assault by former football player Devin Chafin and that the coaching staff knew about the incident and failed to act.
Dolores Lozano, who graduated from Baylor University in 2014, told former ESPN reporter Joe Schad that the former Baylor running back assaulted her three times. Lozano also said that former head coach Art Briles and current assistant coach Jeff Lebby, were both aware of the assault. Lebby is Brile's son-in-law, according to the Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton.
According to Schad, a statement prepared by Lozano's attorneys says that in March of 2014 Chafin slapped, kicked and slammed her against a wall before choking her. The next month, Chafin allegedly slammed her against a vehicle. Weeks later, Lozano said that he "forcibly and aggressively grabbed" her and slammed her to the ground.
- Read Schad's entire post at the bottom of this story.
Schad said that Lozano reported the assault to Chafin's mother and Lebby while she tried to decide whether to report the incidents to the Waco Police. She also said that she reported the incident to Baylor Chaplain Wes Yeary and counselors at Baylor.
"Lozano states that Chafin, with whom she had a dating relationship, told her Briles had been made aware of the alleged assaults and had told Chafin to "stay away" from Lozano," said Schad.
In April 2014, Lozano reported the assaults to Waco Police. Chafin was allowed to continue to play for the football team.
Baylor confirmed on June 1 that Chafin was dismissed from the team after he was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Chafin's bio can still be found on Baylor's online roster.
The allegations come two weeks after Briles was fired and Ken Starr was dismissed as president in relation to their response to sexual assault allegations. Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw also resigned last week in the wake of the Pepper Hamilton report on the sex assault scandal.