Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University has hired a Philadelphia law firm to independently investigate the university's handling of sexual assault complaints, including one against defensive end Sam Ukwuachu.
Ukwuachu was sentenced last month to six months in jail and 10 years of probation for sexual assault.
In a statement Wednesday, Baylor regents said Gina Maisto Smith and Leslie Gomez, partners in the law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP, will lead the investigation. The Baylor statement describes the pair as experts in the institutional response to all aspects of sexual misconduct matters. The attorneys will report their findings to the Baylor University Board of Regents.
University President Ken Starr proposed an independent investigation after reviewing an internal inquiry. He also has proposed appointing a monitor of university athletes' behavior to report directly to him.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.