Former Baylor student Dolores Lozano told sports journalist Joe Schad that ex-Baylor running back Devin Chafin assaulted her three times and that multiple coaches knew about it, including deposed head coach Art Briles and current assistant Jeff Lebby.
Schad wrote in a Facebook post that 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.
Lozano, who dated Chafin, 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.”
Schad, who worked for ESPN until recently, said Lozano provided him multiple photos that she also gave to the police, allegedly taken at the time of the incidents. The photos appear to show large bruises on her left arm and shoulder.
Lozano told Schad she exchanged text messages with Lebby about the alleged incident, while trying to decide if she should go to Waco police. She also said “Chafin’s mom urged her “not to report the issue to police.”
Lozano said she went to LaPrise Williams, Baylor acrobatics and tumbling coach at the time of the alleged incidents, and that Williams reported it to her supervisor, Nancy Post, and also to Baylor Chaplain Wes Yeary and councilors.
Briles reportedly was told of the alleged assaults and warned Chafin to “stay away” from Lozano.
Lozano said Chafin did not even face a formal student judiciary hearing.
She said she took the allegations to Waco Police in April, 2014, but Chafin was allowed to play afterward.
“Baylor turned their backs to what was going on,” Ricky Patel, Lozano’s attorney, told Schad. “The University is a place where people are supposed to feel safe. When something like this happens, it breaks your trust.”
Chafin, who rushed for 1,256 career yards and 21 touchdowns, was recently dismissed by Baylor after being charged with marijuana possession.
Lozana plans to file aa Title IX lawsuit against Baylor, an action others already have reportedly taken.
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