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Baylor Strength Coach Arrested On Prostitution Charges
How this school hasn’t gotten the death penalty yet is beyond me.
Just days after TMZ released damning text messages from former Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles showing his gross mishandling of his players’ actions, the university has yet another scandal on its hands.
Baylor University strength coach Brandon Washington got himself arrested on prostitution charges, according to WacoTrib.
“A member of the Baylor University athletics department was arrested early Saturday morning in a prostitution sting.
McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said Brandon Washington, 33, was arrested by deputies at a local hotel on a solicitation of prostitution charge, a Class B misdemeanor.
The sheriff identified Washington as a strength coach at Baylor. Baylor confirmed that Washington was employed by Baylor when he was arrested early Saturday, but said he was immediately fired upon the school learning of the arrest. County records identify Washington as an employee of 1090 Athletics.
The Baylor athletics website contained no mention of Washington as of late Monday evening.
Washington was a member of the strength training staff at Temple University in 2016. New Baylor head football coach Matt Rhule was hired away from Temple in December.”
The Baylor athletics department sent out a statement:
“After a full criminal background check was completed and cleared, Brandon Washington was recently hired as an assistant in the Football Strength and Conditioning area. Baylor was notified on February 4 of Brandon Washington’s arrest and terminated his employment immediately that day.
“When we arrived at Baylor we made a commitment to character and integrity in our program,” Rhule said. “Brandon’s actions are completely unacceptable. We will not tolerate conduct that is contradictory to these values.”