[Marxism] Scandal Rocks Baylor University, Home U for the BushGang
gojack10 at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 24 23:40:09 MST 2003
Robin, you are entirely too kind to the Southern Baptists of Baylor. Let
me add some additional notes about this scandal.
Tom Stanton, the former Baylor athletic director who directed the coverup by
former Baylor basketball head coach Bliss was forced to resign, too. But
he was defended publicly by Walmart bigwig, and Houston Astros owner,
Drayton McLane, who called for him to stay on. Evidently, he was
overruled by the Baylor president Sloan, who himself is fighting to save
himself from this scandal. But here is the interesting aspect of this...
Drayton McLane is a big cheese contributor to Bush's career. He
donated almost $100,000 to Bush's drive to get into the governor's office in
Texas. Like the ENRON crowd, McLane is in big time with the Bush Klan.
Further on ex coach Bliss. He was the basketball coach of SMU at the
time it became the first school to get the NCAA "eath penalty" for its
football program. Bliss slipped on past, while doing the exact thingsthat
the football crowd was doing with paying off athletes. This is what was
being covered up by the murder of his Baylor star player who threatened to
spill the beans.
Now lets add to this the racial element. The accused is Black, the dead
athlete is Black, and the Baylor assistant coach who spilled the beans on
headcoach Bliss is Black. And the dad of the victim is Black and is
accusing the entire White Baylor administration and White athletic honchos
of being involved in an assassination of his son. And the national press
stays quiet about this racial aspect of the scandal!
What was Baylor's president's response to the revelations by the tapes
recorded by Black assistant coach, Abar Rouse? Why it was to demand that
Rouse quit his position! The whistleblower got canned!
Baylor's AD decides to take an earlier exit
University's chief financial officer will be interim director
06:58 PM CDT on Wednesday, August 20, 2003
By LINDA K. WERTHEIMER / The Dallas Morning News
Baylor University's chief financial officer took over the sports department
Tuesday, after the athletic director decided to quit early in the aftermath
of what he called sickening revelations by the former basketball coach.
David Brooks, who has worked as Baylor's vice president for finance and
administration since 2000, will oversee athletics until a new director is
hired. He is the brother of Duane Brooks, a Baylor regent and Houston-area
Tom Stanton, the athletic director, had announced his resignation 12 days
ago, the same day that head basketball coach Dave Bliss quit. But while Mr.
Bliss left immediately, Mr. Stanton stayed on the job temporarily at the
urging of a longtime friend, Baylor President Robert Sloan.
That Mr. Stanton remained drew criticism from some faculty, alumni and
former regents. Dr. Sloan said Tuesday that Mr. Stanton was leaving of his
own volition, not because of pressure. Mr. Stanton, Baylor's athletic
director since 1996, probably would stay on campus until Friday, Dr. Sloan
"It's his decision to go ahead and make the move immediately," Dr. Sloan
told The Dallas Morning News.
Mr. Stanton, who did not respond to a request for an interview Tuesday,
released a statement. He said it was better for him, his family and Baylor
for him to support the school as an alumnus, rather than athletic director.
"These past few months have been the most difficult period of my life," he
said in the prepared statement. "There have been many families that have
suffered throughout this ordeal. ... Unfair speculation and innuendo
reported in the media has also taken a toll on my family."
He said he was sickened by revelations that Mr. Bliss tried to enlist
players and an assistant coach to cover up NCAA violations after the death
of player Patrick Dennehy.
"I feel betrayed and cannot conceive of how he could have justified his
actions," Mr. Stanton said. "I may never understand it."
Mr. Brooks, a Baylor alumnus, took no questions at the news conference in
Waco after his appointment was announced. Mr. Brooks, former president of
the McKinney school board, previously was chairman and chief executive
officer of First Bank Group in McKinney.
Dr. Sloan and Mr. Stanton became good friends during their years as
colleagues at Baylor but first became acquainted during high school in
Abilene. They also attended Baylor during the same period.
Some critics, including former regents and faculty leaders at Baylor, say
they believe the pair's friendship prevented Dr. Sloan from persuading Mr.
Stanton to quit sooner.
Mr. Stanton's departure is a wise decision, but it came too late, said
Charles Weaver, a Baylor neuroscience professor and chairman of the school's
"When you've got a scandal of this magnitude, restoration of credibility is
paramount," Dr. Weaver said. "The people didn't trust that he had really
been removed. The fact that he was still there gave it a hollow appearance."
Dr. Sloan stood by his decision to allow Mr. Stanton to stay on the job
until a replacement was found.
"This has nothing to do with our friendship," Dr. Sloan said. "I asked Tom
to stay for a short period of time because I wanted to make a clear
distinction between Tom's situation and Dave Bliss' situation."
There has been no evidence that Mr. Stanton was involved in or had knowledge
of potential NCAA violations, said Dr. Sloan, who has placed the men's
basketball program on two years probation.
Drayton McLane, the chairman of Baylor's board of regents, said he supported
Dr. Sloan's decision to keep Mr. Stanton on temporarily.
Mr. McLane, owner of the Houston Astros, reiterated that university
investigators have found no evidence of wrongdoing by Mr. Stanton.
"But it was under his administration," Mr. McLane said. "Tom was as shocked
as everyone when the information came out about Coach Bliss' involvement in
the tuition payments."
Dr. Sloan noted that Mr. Stanton, often criticized for the football team's
poor record, made many improvements. The school led the Big 12 Conference in
graduation rates four out of the last seven years, he said. Mr. Stanton
faced criticism early on as athletic director because he came to the job
after years of working in marketing, rather than in sports.
Meanwhile, three assistant coaches who worked under Mr. Bliss remain on
Baylor's payroll, Dr. Sloan said. The status of those coaches Doug Ash,
Rodney Belcher and Abar Rouse is under review, he said.
Asked whether any of the coaches had been placed on suspension, Dr. Sloan
said he could not discuss that.
"These are personnel issues," he said. "It's part of an ongoing
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