AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Baylor University and its president faced mounting pressure Tuesday over how the school has handled reports of rape and assault by football players, and the Texas university said its governing board was still considering the results of an internal investigation into the matter.
Asked about reports that the board of regents had voted to fire school President Ken Starr, university spokeswoman Lori Fogleman said in an email, "Ken Starr is president and chancellor of Baylor University." Fogelman did not elaborate.
In a separate statement issued by the university, Baylor said its board has not finished reviewing the report by Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton "and we anticipate further communication will come after the board completes its deliberations." The statement said the private university wouldn't comment on the reports about Starr, which cited unnamed sources. HornsDigest.com was the first to report that the board had decided to fire Starr.