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Baylor Alumni Association Releases Statement Calling for Transparency

Baylor Alumni Association calls for a release of Pepper Hamilton's factual findings.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

In a statement published today, the Baylor Alumni Association asks for full disclosure from the Baylor Board of Regents, calling for a release of the full findings from the Pepper Hamilton report. In the "Findings of Fact" document released by the Board of Regents last Thursday, it was stated that there is currently no written report from Pepper Hamilton, but one can be prepared.

A report, according to the Alumni Association, would provide information that Baylor Nation and those affected by the incidents, need to know.

"The Board of Regents is to be commended for acknowledging that the institution bears responsibility for a gut wrenching series of failings.  But without a detailed explanation of the facts, the Board's release falls far short of the level of transparency that the Baylor Family -€” and the people directly affected — deserve."

The statement goes on to say that a factual report is a way of assuring Baylor Nation that the right people were fired. It's also a way to insure that those who were not involved in the scandal could clear their names.

"Releasing a detailed factual report is important to assure the Baylor Family that the right people have been held accountable and that those in power are not using misguided notions of confidentiality to shield their own actions.  Full disclosure is also essential to protect the reputations of those blameless Baylor employees who may wish to depart for other opportunities without a cloud of suspicion over their heads."

The Baylor Alumni Association also points out that it understands there are legal problems with releasing everything in Pepper Hamilton's findings, but "the Baylor Board of Regents should immediately release whatever information can legally be shared."

Click here to read the full statement from the Baylor Alumni Association.