Less than an hour ago, Joe Schad of ESPN posted on Facebook:
Baylor graduate Dolores Lozano says former Baylor running back Devin Chafin assaulted her three times and multiple coaches, including former head coach Art Briles and current passing game coordinator/running backs coach Jeff Lebby and multiple other Baylor employees, had knowledge, but did not take sufficient action.
According to a statement of facts prepared by Lozano's attorneys, Chafin "slapped," "kicked," "slammed Lozano against the wall," and "choked Lozano until she lost feeling in her body," in March of 2014.
Schad goes on to say:
Lozano states in April of 2014, Chafin "slammed" her against a vehicle.
Later in April of 2014, Lozano alleges Chafin "forcibly and aggressively grabbed" her and "slammed" her "to he ground."
Lozano has provided multiple photos that were also provided to police, allegedly taken at the time of incidents, which appear to show large bruises on her left arm and shoulder.
The post goes on to state:
Lozano says she exchanged text messages with Lebby about the alleged incident, while trying to decide if she should go to Waco police. She also claims "Chafin's mom urged her "not to report the issue to police."
Schad's post also includes photos of injuries to Lozano, which Lozano says were caused by Chafin.
Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News, has a thought many have right now:
Baylor questions: So when Pepper Hamilton report said coaches (plural) failed to report incidents, was that a reference to this incident?— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 7, 2016
These allegations appear to be more details from an earlier Outside the Lines report about Chafin:
In the April 2014 case, a woman told Waco police that Bears running back Devin Chafin grabbed her arm and slammed it against a car, in front of teammates and another witness. She provided photos of bruises on her arm to police. She told police that, weeks earlier, Chafin had grabbed her by the throat and slammed her against a wall, then threw her to the floor and kicked her, according to a police report.
In the police report, the officer wrote that the woman was uncertain about pressing charges, and no legal action was taken. Chafin played in nine of 13 games the following season, including the season opener.
Chafin was dismissed from the team sometime after the spring semester. Chafin was arrested with marijuana in March, so it's unknown at this time if that was the impetus for his removal from the team.
At 3:45, Joe Schad had a new post with words from Chafin:
Chafin told me: "The story has been falsely constructed. No one knows the entire story. This girl is not who she claims to be."
Chafin said he never discussed the situation with former head coach Art Briles, but did with current assistant Jeff Lebby.
The post went on to note:
Chafin said a specific, personal event affecting he and Lozano's relationship led to a dramatic conversation that preceded the altercation.
"I was never interviewed by Waco Police," Chafin said. "She would not leave my house. I honestly don't know what bruising I caused. But there were no criminal charges for a reason."
Chafin claims Lozano e-mailed Lebby for help getting a job in 2015 and that she has repeatedly continued to contact her.
Mark noted on Twitter what everyone should keep in mind:
IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THESE GIRLS WENT TO THE COPS. STOP ASKING WHY THEY DIDN'T GO TO THE COPS. THERE IS NOTHING LESS RELEVANT.— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) June 7, 2016
Going forward, what Lebby knew and what he did or did not do with that information will be the huge question. We will continue to provide information as it comes out and offer our thoughts about what should happen when more details become available.
Jeff Lebby, currently the Baylor passing game/RBs coach, did not have immediate comment about Lozano’s claims— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 7, 2016