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Federal judge rules former Baylor coach Art Briles was not negligent in assault case involving former player

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against former Baylor head football coach Art Briles, who was accused of negligence in a case involving a former female student who reported being physically assaulted by one of his players in 2014. 

U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman ruled Briles, former athletic director Ian McCaw and Baylor University were not negligent in the case. Judge Pitman said “no reasonable jury can conclude” that happened based on evidence that was presented during trial. 

Dolores Lozano, the plaintiff in the case, claimed the three defendants were negligent after reporting her first assault in March 2014, which led to more alleged abuse by Devin Chafin, a running back in the Bears’ program who she had been dating. 

“Just want everybody to understand, my father-in-law – his presence on the field after the game the other night is just something that created a distraction,” Lebby said in a statement Monday. “And I do – I apologize for that. That was not the intent at all. The intent was just to celebrate with my family.”

Scott Thompson is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.


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