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Protective Order Issued Against Travon Blanchard; Blanchard Indefinitely Suspended from Football

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Two reports late Tuesday have the news.

KWTX reported this:

Travon Blanchard, a senior defensive back at Baylor, is named in a protective order issued against him by a McLennan County judge, after he was accused by a woman with whom he had a relationship of multiple acts of violence against her.

Blanchard is a star defensive back for Baylor, and was returning for his senior year as an All-Big 12 honoree, but has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation, Director of Athletic Communications David Kaye said in a brief statement.

"Immediately upon notification on Feb. 7, the appropriate campus student-conduct process was initiated and Blanchard was suspended indefinitely from all team related activities, pending the outcome of the investigation," Kaye said.

The school and its football team was rocked by a 2016 scandal involving sexual assault and violence against women.

The order was applied for by the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office on behalf of the woman earlier this month, and was signed by a Waco judge Tuesday.

The order says that Blanchard, whose full name is Garland Travon Blanchard, engaged in acts of violence and that there is a “threat of family violence in the future”.

David Smoak had Baylor’s statement: