In the wake of the sexual assault scandal at Baylor, the Big XII is holding a forum aimed at trying to find solutions to campus violence. And, per two reporters on Twitter, one of the panelists will be Ray Rice.
Chuck Carlton of The Dallas Morning News first reported the details on Twitter, which were confirmed a short time later by Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle/Kansas City Star
Big 12 holding a forum Sept. 28 in Dallas on solutions to campus violence. Among the panelists: Ray Rice and survivor/advocate Brenda Tracy.
— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) September 9, 2016
Big 12 announces a forum for Sept. 28 on finding solutions to campus violence. One of the panelists: Ray Rice.
— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) September 9, 2016
Rice was exiled from pro football after being caught on camera beating his wife, Janay Rice, in an Atlantic City casino in 2014. He recently told ESPN’s Mike & Mike that he’s trying to return to the NFL, and that he’s confident he eventually will.
“In my heart of hearts, it will happen,” Rice said. “I don’t know when, and I can’t control when…I’m just taking care of my part.”
Big XII commissioner Bob Bowlsby received some criticism at the conference’s media days in July when, while addressing the Baylor scandal, he said that it was “unrealistic” to think that sexual assault could be eradicated on college campuses.
“It almost goes without saying that when you combine alcohol and drugs and raging hormones and the experiences of 18-22 years old, it’s probably unrealistic to think that these kinds of things are never going to happen,” Bowlsby said.
Tomorrow on College Gameday, ESPN is set to air an interview with former Baylor head coach Art Briles, who was dismissed in the wake of the scandal. In an already released excerpt, Briles apologized for “bad things that went on under my watch.”
“I understand that I made some mistakes, and for that I’m sorry. But I’m not trying to plead for people’s sympathy. I’m just stating that, ‘Hey, I made some mistakes. I was wrong. I’m sorry. I’m gonna learn. I’m gonna do better.”
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