WACO, Texas (AP) — Ken Starr has resigned as Baylor University’s chancellor, a week after he was removed as president of the Texas school amid a scandal over its treatment of sexual assault cases involving football players.
Starr told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” for an interview broadcast Wednesday that he didn’t know about the allegations of sexual assault involving members of Baylor’s vaunted football program, but that he “willingly accepted responsibility.”READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Shot Near Gas Station In West Suburban Lyons
He says he’ll continue to teach at Baylor’s law school.
Starr was the special prosecutor who investigated former President Bill Clinton’s affair with a White House intern. He had been Baylor president since 2010.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cool Changes
An investigation released last week found that under Starr’s leadership, Baylor did little to respond to accusations of sexual assault involving football players over several years.
School regents had allowed him to stay as chancellor for external fundraising. Baylor officials didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.MORE NEWS: North Side Condo Building Residents Alarmed By Mail Thefts Apparently Committed Using A Master Key
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